Northwestern Mutual

Who Guides Us


Northwestern Mutual Board of Trustees

Working together, our Executive Leadership Team, Board of Trustees and Policyowners’ Examining Committee (POEC) carefully watch over the way our company is managed, how well it performs and how successfully it serves you.

For Northwestern Mutual, good corporate governance means the interests of clients comes first. Our leaders are actively engaged in supporting that mission, which means you can feel confident knowing that experts from many disciplines are carefully watching over the way our company is managed, how well it performs and how successfully it serves you.

Learn more about:

  • Our CEO

    John-Schlifske CEO

    Biography of John E. Schlifske, chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual. Learn More.

  • Our Leaders

    Executive Leadership

    Northwestern Mutual is guided by an experienced and knowledgeable leadership team with a deep commitment to our core values. Learn More.

  • Board of Trustees

    Board of Trustees

    Our Board of Trustees ensures that we continue to build financial strength while holding true to our core values. Learn More.

  • Policyowners' Examining Committee

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    The POEC was established to provide customers with greater representation and to remain accountable to policyowners. Learn More.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

Our leaders guide our company’s continued path to financial strength while holding true to our core values. With a solid strategy, a commitment to doing what’s right, a clear vision for the future and an unwavering focus on the people we serve, we’re leading the way with strength and confidence.