Gary C. Bhojwani

President, CNO Financial Group

Gary Bhojwani was named President of CNO Financial Group effective April 18, 2016. In this role, he oversees the profitable growth of CNO's three business segments: Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, and Washington National, along with having responsibilities for Marketing, Communications, Underwriting and New Business.

Prior to joining CNO, Bhojwani was a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE from 2012 to 2015. He was Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America from 2007 to 2012, and was President of Commercial Business, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company from 2004 to 2007. Bhojwani was Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln General Insurance Company from 2002 to 2004, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avalon Risk Management from 1998 to 2002, and President, Trade Insurance Services from 1995 to 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Business Administration, with dual concentrations in finance and marketing, from the University of Chicago.

Bhojwani has been a member of several boards, including the Board of Directors of Allina Health (current), Hormel Foods (current), Minneapolis Institute of Arts (current), American Council of Life Insurers, Financial Services Roundtable, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


print   email