Simsbury, Conn. - The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. appointed David Levenson president and chief executive officer of its Japan-based subsidiary, Hartford Life Insurance K.K. Effective Oct. 1., Levenson will replace Gregory Boyko, who will remain chairman of the Japan enterprise while undertaking a new assignment for The Hartford in the United States. Levenson, currently chief operating officer of Hartford Life in Japan, will lead the company's efforts to grow sales of annuities and introduce new products to take advantage of the financial security needs of Japan's aging population. He will report to Lizabeth Zlatkus, co-chief operating officer of Hartford Life Inc. and president of International Wealth Management and Group Benefits. Joining The Hartford in 1995, Levenson was responsible for starting the company's retail mutual fund business. In 1999, he assumed responsibility for The Hartford's 401(k) business. Levenson was promoted in 2002 to run the retail product management group, which included annuities, mutual funds, 401(k) and 529 programs. Most recently, in 2005, Levenson joined Hartford Investment Management Co. as a managing director and led sales and marketing for the company's asset manager. Source: The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

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