Allianz Life President and CEO Named to IRI Board of Directors
June 17, 2010 by N/A
June 16, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has named Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz) President and CEO Gary C. Bhojwani to its board of directors. The IRI is a not-for-profit organization serving as the authoritative source of all things pertaining to annuities, insured retirement strategies and retirement planning.
“Under the strategic direction of our outstanding Board of Directors, IRI has successfully helped reshape the debate on holistic retirement planning,” said IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford. “By expanding the Board to include the nation’s most prominent leaders, we will further position ourselves as the preeminent annuity organization.”
In April, IRI led a coalition to help educate the 77 million Baby Boomers on the need for quality retirement planning during National Retirement Planning Week. Since May of 2009, IRI has successfully messaged the one-of-a kind value proposition of insured retirement strategies to a unique audience of more than 130 million readers.
“The IRI has done excellent work within the past year to provide proper education on annuities to individuals who are preparing to retire,” Bhojwani said. “It is a tremendous honor to now be a part of the Board of this organization that is promoting solid retirement strategies.”
In addition to this new membership, Bhojwani also serves on the Board of Directors and the CEO Roundtable on Annuities for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).
About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with nearly 155,000 employees worldwide. Based on its revenue, Allianz SE is the 20th largest company in the world (Fortune Global 500, August 2009).
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