Assurant, Inc. announced the appointment of Richard S. Dziadzio to the role of chief financial officer and treasurer, effective July 18, 2016.

Richard Dziadzio
Richard Dziadzio

Dziadzio joins Assurant from QBE North America where he most recently served as CFO, and helped lead the company’s transformation strategy.

He will report directly to Assurant President and CEO Alan B. Colberg and will join the company’s management committee

Dziadzio succeeds Christopher J. Pagano, who has served as CFO and treasurer since Aug. 2014 and will move into the newly created role of chief risk officer. As CRO, Pagano will work to further integrate and build upon Assurant’s rigorous risk management framework to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex market environment, Assurant said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Dziadzio will be responsible for leading and integrating the company’s global finance organization, including business segment financial teams, the asset management and tax functions. As part of his global mandate, Dziadzio’s finance organization will closely align with Assurant’s operational and risk functions, as the company’s global enterprise model continues to take shape, Assurant said.

Prior to QBE, Dziadzio served as CFO for ANV, a global specialty insurance company. From 1994 to 2012, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at AXA Group and was named CFO for AXA Equitable Life Insurance and AXA Financial in 2007.

Source: Assurant