Mutual of Omaha Names New Chief Financial Officer

OMAHA, Neb. (May 22, 2017) – Mutual of Omaha has announced the appointment of Vibhu R. Sharma as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Sharma will succeed David A. Diamond, who will retire July 31 after nearly 12 years with the Company.  Sharma will join Mutual of Omaha on June 26, working closely with Diamond to ensure a smooth transition of the Company’s finance operations.

“As a mutual organization, we impose on ourselves a financial discipline that enables us to fulfill our obligations to customers over the long term,” said Chief Executive Officer James Blackledge.  “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.”

Sharma spent seventeen years in public accounting at KPMG rising to Partner while serving insurance companies in the US and globally before joining reinsurance firm Collins Associates, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  He joined Zurich Insurance Group in 2008, where he served as Chief Financial Officer in North America, then Group Controller and Interim Group Chief Financial Officer in Switzerland, and most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Zurich’s UK General Insurance business and UK Country Head.

Sharma is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.  He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from SMU.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.