Farmers Insurance on Monday announced the appointment of John Griek as chief financial officer for Farmers Group Inc., effective April 1. He will report to CEO Raul Vargas.

Maïté Irakoze Baur had been serving as interim CFO since early February following the departure of Giles Harrison, who left to pursue other opportunities. She will resume her role as chief investment officer for Farmers Group.

Prior to joining Farmers, Griek spent nearly 20 years at Allstate serving in various leadership roles, most recently as vice president, P&C Finance Operations.

“John has extensive knowledge in the finance discipline, a deep understanding of the insurance industry and market dynamics, as well as a demonstrated history of leading multi-year operational strategies,” said Vargas. “I am pleased to welcome John to the Farmers team and look forward to working together as we continue to execute on our strategic plans for achieving long-term, profitable growth for the Farmers enterprise.”

Source: Farmers Insurance