US insurer Kemper has added Ismat Aziz as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Chief Administrative Officer.
Aziz will report to Joseph Lacher, Jr., Kemper President and CEO, and will be based at Kemper’s headquarters office in Chicago.
She has over 25 years of HR experience, most recently serving at US Bank as Chief Advocacy Officer.
Previous roles include CHRO for Sprint, CHRO for Sam’s Club, and senior HR roles at Sears Canada, Inc. and MDS Pharmaceuticals.
Aziz will take on the CHRO role from Christine Mullins, who previously announced her retirement. After their transition, Mullins will remain at Kemper working on special projects.
“I’m pleased to welcome Ismat to our leadership team in a key role to help us advance our human resources strategies and policies in an era of high growth for Kemper,” said Lacher.
“She brings deep expertise in talent development, change management, operational efficiency, and a proven ability to lead HR in a growing organisation.
“Ismat will help us ensure we continue to build an agile culture of diversity, inclusivity and personal growth, while attracting and retaining the talent to meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders. I’m confident that her leadership will have a significant impact on Kemper’s growth and success.”