COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Frederick J. Crawford, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be promoted to president and chief operating officer of Aflac Incorporated, continuing to report to Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos. Crawford will be responsible for a number of areas that are pivotal to Aflac Incorporated's growth and long-term success, including executing enterprise growth initiatives; transforming the enterprise by leveraging digital growth and efficiency initiatives; delivering on key strategic initiatives that achieve expected returns on investment; and ensuring its financial stability and strength with oversight of operations in Japan and U.S., finance, risk and investments. Max K. Brodén, who currently serves as senior vice president; deputy chief financial officer and treasurer of Aflac Incorporated, will be promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Aflac Incorporated. Brodén, who will continue to report to Crawford, will retain responsibility for Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Rating Agency Relations, Financial Planning and Analysis, while adding oversight of Financial Reporting, Tax and Internal Audit. These changes will become effective January 1, 2020.
Crawford joined Aflac in 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, bringing 20 years of industry leadership experience to Aflac, including his role as chief financial officer of CNO Financial Group, and prior to that, he spent more than a decade at the Lincoln Financial Group serving in roles of progressive responsibility including chief financial officer. Crawford received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, where he also currently serves on the advisory board of the Tippie College of Business.
Brodén joined Aflac in 2017 as senior vice president and treasurer, bringing more than 15 years of experience and leadership managing global financial and insurance portfolios. Earlier this year, he was promoted to senior vice president; deputy chief financial officer and treasurer of Aflac Incorporated. Before joining Aflac, Brodén served as senior portfolio manager at Norges Bank, managing an equity portfolio of global financial and insurance stocks. Brodén received his Master of Science degree with majors in both Accounting and Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a CFA charterholder.
Commenting on the announcement, Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos said: "Fred Crawford is a natural leader who has made a tremendous impact on the company in the four-plus years he's been here. He has been instrumental in guiding the financial management of the company and helping to grow our footprint in key business areas. His business acumen has greatly enhanced the financial division by building on its strengths to transform the various functions into the strong organization you see today. Fred also hired Max, whose deep knowledge of the industry has benefited Aflac immensely. In a short timeframe, Max has made great strides within the corporate development function and further enhanced the treasury department. I look forward to working with Fred, Max and their teams as they continue to make valued contributions to Aflac in the future."
About Aflac Incorporated
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company, helping provide protection to more than 50 million people through its subsidiaries in Japan and the U.S., where it is a leading supplemental insurer by paying cash fast when policyholders get sick or injured. For more than six decades, insurance policies of Aflac Incorporated's subsidiaries have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. Aflac Life Insurance Japan is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance in Japan where it insures 1 in 4 households. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative in the United States, for eligible claims, Aflac can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. For 13 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year and in 2019 Fortune included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 18th time. To find out more about One Day PaySM and learn how to get help with expenses health insurance doesn't cover, get to know us at aflac.com.
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