Edward J. Bonach
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Bonach was appointed chief executive officer and a director of CNO Financial Group in October 2011. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment Committee.
Bonach formerly served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CNO from May 2007 through September 2011. His areas of responsibility included actuarial, accounting, controlling, risk management, treasury, tax, facilities and investor relations. This role included partnering with the CEO in strategically repositioning and leading the organization.
Bonach joined CNO from National Life Group, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining National Life in 2002, he was with Allianz Life for 23 years, where he worked in Germany for three years; his positions with Allianz included president, Reinsurance Division and chief financial officer.
His more than 25 years of c-suite experience includes numerous M&A and capital markets transactions, managing a variety of stakeholders.
Bonach holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in mathematics from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA).
Other outside involvement includes Board and Executive Committee Member, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Executive Committee, Indiana Sports Corporation (ISC); Board Member and President, Boy Scouts of America-Crossroads of America Council; Board of Trustees Member, Marian University and Director, Western Golf Association.