Aflac hires new digital and IT leader

Aflac has hired Richard L. Gilbert as its new SVP and chief digital information officer, a newly designated position.

Gilbert both will supervise the carrier's new Digital Innovation office and manage its traditional IT strategy. He last was with with DXC Technology as VP of Business Enablement and IT Service Management. Gilbert reports to Virgil Miller, EVP and COO of Aflac.

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Exterior of the AFLAC headquarters in Columbus, Georgia on Wednesday January 28,2009 Photographer: Chris Rank/ Bloomberg News

“I am very pleased to bring Rich onboard in this new role. Given his proven background as both an innovator and an expert in IT and his long track record of delivering solid results, I am confident that his leadership will further strengthen Aflac's success as we execute on our innovation, digital transformation and IT strategies." shared Miller.

Aflac's previous CIO, Julia Davis, left the company some months back, a spokesperson confirmed to Digital Insurance.

Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S., added, “As the company continues to press forward and innovate in the digital space, I am pleased that Rich is joining the team to lead Aflac's efforts in these areas. He brings a wealth of experience to the role which will provide tremendous value to our policyholders, shareholders, employees and sales force."

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