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Kemper appoints Chief Actuary & Strategic Analytics Officer

7th February 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

U.S insurer Kemper Corporation has announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Holmes as Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Actuary and Strategic Analytics Officer, effective immediately.

kimberly-holmesHolmes has more than 25 years’ experience in re/insurance, actuarial functions and advanced analytics, and joins Kemper from AXA XL, where she most recently served as SVP and Global Head of Strategic Analytics.

In her new role, she will lead Kemper’s actuarial and analytics team, focusing on enhancing its sophistication to build competitive advantages and implementing the company’s growth strategy.

Holmes will be based in Chicago and report directly to Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., Kemper’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as to the executives that lead the actuarial and data and analytics functions for Kemper’s specialty auto, personal insurance, life and health lines of business.

“Kim is a strong and decisive leader with proven experience in driving success across the company through both the actuarial and analytics areas,” said Lacher.

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“Her broad and deep expertise in delivering value in a dynamic risk environment and embedding insights and analytics will help drive improvements in our core business performance and the customer experience,” he continued.

“In addition, Kim has strong leadership skills in inspiring, engaging and developing both the actuarial and analytic teams for optimal integration and collaboration with their business partners to mutually unlock maximum value.”

Prior to AXA XL, Holmes held Chief Actuary roles at Endurance Risk Solutions, Endurance Specialty Insurance, Enterprise Reinsurance, and Starr Excess Liability Insurance.

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