Unum hires Elizabeth Ahmed as executive vice president of people and communication

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Oct. 15, 2018) – Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the U.S. and U.K., today said that Elizabeth Ahmed has been appointed executive vice president of People and Communication for the company effective October 29.

In her role, she will report to President and CEO Richard McKenney and oversee four primary functions: Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Communications. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chattanooga.

“It’s a privilege to welcome Liz to Unum’s senior leadership team,” McKenney said. “She is an accomplished and well-respected human resources executive, and I’m confident she’ll help us realize our vision of a world-class workplace that attracts great talent and values every voice.”

As a member of the company’s senior leadership committee, Ahmed will work with leaders across the enterprise to develop talent strategies that ensure Unum employees continue to be a competitive advantage. She will also help guide the company on its journey to be more inclusive and ensure Unum is communicating effectively to its various stakeholders.

Ahmed is relocating from Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer at AmTrust Financial Services, a $6 billion company with 8,000 employees. Ahmed has also held HR leadership positions at Equity Administration Services, PNC Bank and Marsh USA.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Sussex, and a Master of Science in Organizational Design and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University.


About Unum Group

Unum (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for more than 170 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2021, Unum reported revenues of $12.0 billion and paid $8.2 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.


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