Shoichiro Ichitani, who is currently director, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at POJ, was named president and CEO of POJ, succeeding Hanrahan. Ichitani joined POJ as a life planner in 1991 and subsequently served as one of the company’s top sales managers. From 1997 to 2005, he was agency manager for the Shutoken 5 Agency. He then served as CMO for several regions over the next three years. Ichitani holds a degree in economics from Kwansei Gakuin University.Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $1.060 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2012, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.