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70 years in Lebanon

When all of us come together, even more is possible. We’re united through a shared purpose to always be there for others and to make a difference in the lives of our customers, community, and the world around us.

As we look ahead to another 70 years in Lebanon, at MetLife, we’re dedicated to sustaining lives and livelihoods. Our products, partnerships and investments have been addressing some of the most pressing economic and social issues impacting our community. It means a lot to make a difference in people’s lives.

Please watch the video, which shows what our eventful history is filled with.

Always with you, building a more confident future.

Helping people pursue more from life since 1953.

  • 1921: American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) was founded in Shanghai, China.
  • 1953: Branch of ALICO was established in Lebanon as a life insurance leader.
  • 1960s: ALICO moves its headquarters to Delaware, United States.
  • 1972: ALICO becomes the first foreign life insurance company licensed to sell in Japan.
  • 1980s: ALICO begins operations in Central and Eastern Europe, followed by expansion in Latin America and the Middle East. A true growth story that continues until this day.
  • 2010: MetLife acquires ALICO creating one global company to meet the needs of 90 million customers in over 60 countries.
  • 2017: MetLife maintains its long-standing position as the number one life insurer in Lebanon with 17% market share.

Our Team

The Team

Around 150 hard workers dedicate their time and efforts to serve our clients portfolio in Lebanon and move MetLife forward.

Our diverse team strives to provide you with the best service and support throughout your journey with MetLife.

Our service, is a reflection of our culture, and therefore, we promote a culture of team work, positive communication and ownership all based on our core values.

Working as one team, is key to our success and therefore, One MetLife remains always at the heart of our Strategy.


65 years in Lebanon

We’ve been in Lebanon and the region for 65 years, finding innovative financial and protection solutions to life’s everyday needs.

Our experience means we’ve watched the world change, and we’ve adapted to it, but our promise remains – we exist to help people meet their goals and navigate life’s twists and turns.

As 2019 unfolds we are thrilled to keep excelling in Lebanon after all this time.

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we revisit MetLife’s milestones during our 65 years here in Lebanon.