Adora Whitaker

by Justin Cates
Adora Whitaker
Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Adora Whitaker is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Development – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) for MetLife, Inc., leading global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs.

Whitaker leads a team focused on identifying strategic transactions that will be accretive to MetLife’s businesses and financial performance.

Whitaker joins MetLife from PJT Partners, where she was a partner in the firm’s Strategic Advisory Group. Whitaker provided solutions to insurance companies across M&A and capital structure advisory.

Previously, Whitaker was a managing director in the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank. She also served on the board of directors of Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Whitaker spent a decade at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was a key member of the bank’s Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking team covering insurance.

Whitaker serves on Duke University’s Trinity College board of visitors, is a member of the Duke NY board of directors, and serves on the board of trustees of Prep for Prep.

Whitaker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from Duke University. She is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

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