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He replaces Steven A. Kandarian, who was named president and CEO at MetLife on March 21.
Mr. Goulart was senior managing director and head of the portfolio management unit of MetLife's investments department. He joined MetLife in 2006 as head of the company's mergers and acquisitions unit, and was named treasurer in 2009. He will continue in his duties as treasurer, head of mergers and acquisitions, and managing director and head of portfolio management, until a successor is found, according to MetLife spokesman John Calagna.