(Bloomberg) -- MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, said William Wheeler is stepping down as president of the Americas, the company’s biggest unit.

Wheeler, 53, the former chief financial officer who has led the Americas unit since 2011, will retire in August, the New York-based company said Tuesday in a statement that didn’t name a successor. Wheeler, who was named in February to the board of investment bank Evercore Partners Inc., said the statement that he would “pursue other interests.”

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