Kevin D. Silva Joins ING U.S. as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

March 2, 2012

ING U.S. announced today that it has hired Kevin D. Silva as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, Silva will direct a human resources strategy aimed at building ING’s human capital by attracting, retaining and developing world-class employees and incenting them to deliver superior performance. Silva, who is based in New York, will report to ING U.S. CEO Rodney Martin.

“Kevin brings us deep experience leading human resources at insurance and financial services companies,” said Martin. “His work building teams, developing talent and counseling management at significant publicly traded companies will be invaluable as we look to our future.”

Silva joins ING U.S. from Argo Group International, a global, publicly traded specialty insurance company, where he served as chief human resources officer. At Argo, he was responsible for building a high-performing team and implementing compensation, succession and executive-development practices.

Prior to joining Argo, Silva spent more than 13 years at MBIA Insurance Corporation, a global, publicly traded insurance company, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for the Human Resources, corporate administration, information resources, facilities and telecommunications, and  records-management functions. He served as an adviser to MBIA’s business leaders on individual and financial performance improvement. He also played a significant role in driving a post-acquisition integration process and served as an important strategic partner to the CEO and to the Compensation Committee of the MBIA Board of Directors. Before MBIA, Silva also served in senior human resources leadership roles with Merrill Lynch, MasterCard International and Pepsi Cola Company.

Silva earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Communications from St. John’s University, and a master’s degree in Psychology from New York University. He serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the New York Institute of Technology. He is a resident of Manhasset, New York.

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ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, insurance and investment management operations of Dutch-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING).  In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes retirement plans, life insurance, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 15 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit