Mutual of Omaha has named Vibhu R. Sharma as Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, replacing David A. Diamond who is leaving the firm after almost twelve years.
Sharma joins the firm on June 26th 2017 and will work closely with Diamond, who leaves the firm on July 31st, 2017, in order to ensure a smooth transition.
In 2008 Sharma joined insurance firm Zurich, and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in North America, Group Controller and Interim Group CFO in Switzerland, as well as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company’s UK General Insurance business, and also UK Country Head.
Prior to this Sharma spent 17 years in public accounting with KPMG, becoming Partner before joining reinsurer Collins Associates, as CFO and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“As a mutual organization, we impose on ourselves a financial discipline that enables us to fulfill our obligations to customers over the long term.
“With Mr. Sharma’s appointment, we can continue meeting those high standards. In addition to extensive insurance experience, he has a leadership style that builds strong team performance and a focus on the customer. We are pleased to have him join our executive leadership team,” said Mutual of Omaha CEO, James Blackledge.