Executive leadership at Legal & General America

James Galli
Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Innovation

James Galli joined Legal & General America (LGA) in 2016 as executive vice president, Business Strategy and Innovation. Jim is responsible for creating new capabilities to support organizational growth and financial returns. Collaborating with L&G Group, Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA), and Legal & General Retirement America (LGRA) colleagues, Jim leads the LGA team to identify and develop strategies to expand LGA’s portfolio of products, broaden its distribution channels, and drive transformation that differentiates LGA in existing and new markets. Jim is a director on the boards of Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York.

Jim brings with him an extensive background of over 30 years in the domestic and international life insurance industry. His experience includes over 12 years with MassMutual serving in various executive roles within the life, annuity and disability areas followed by nearly 11 years with AIG where he held a series of progressively responsible positions both within the US and abroad focusing on new business development, strategic marketing and product management. Jim joined MetLife in 2011 where he was responsible for establishing best practice strategies within the International business lines. In 2012, he was asked to create and lead the US Sponsored Direct business which centered on meeting the protection needs of the middle market. Since 2015, Jim has been serving as senior vice president, Innovation and Partnerships within MetLife Direct where he was responsible for managing B2B distribution and third party marketing partnerships, executing customer cross sell strategies and launching an innovation lab established to "incubate" new products, technologies, channels and partnerships.