NU Online News Service, April 12, 6:13 p.m. – Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., has hired Jim Sopha to be senior vice president, corporate development.

Sopha previously handled mergers, acquisitions and other corporate development for a U.S. unit of Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich. He has also been the chief financial officer at Royal & SunAlliance Financial Services.

Jackson National is a unit of Prudential P.L.C., London.