Anurag Chandra Named Chief Operating Officer, Allstate Financial01/25/2011
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that Anurag Chandra, 33, will join Allstate Financial as chief operating officer, effective Jan. 31. Chandra will report to Matthew Winter, president and chief executive officer, Allstate Financial.
"Anurag's significant operational experience and broad insurance industry knowledge will help drive Allstate Financial's long-term strategy and enhance our ability to deliver growth," said Winter. "He will be responsible for product development, asset liability management, underwriting and wholesaling in our life and annuity lines of business. Anurag's expertise in repositioning a business to align its core capabilities with marketplace demand is particularly relevant to what we're doing at Allstate Financial, as we refocus on our core business of insurance, retirement and investment products."
Before joining Allstate, Chandra was executive vice president and chief operating officer for HealthMarkets, Inc., North Richland Hills, Texas, which has grown from a niche individual health insurance manufacturer into a large independent distributor of insurance and retirement products for the self-insured and small business markets. As part of the company's repositioning, Chandra helped lead the 2009 launch of Insphere Insurance Solutions, an insurance agency subsidiary which distributes small business and middle-income market insurance products in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Before joining HealthMarkets in 2008, Chandra held senior operating and strategic development roles at Aquiline Capital Partners, Nationwide Financial Services and the Bankers Life and Casualty subsidiary of Conseco. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company's financial institution practice. Chandra received a master's degree in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help more than 17 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.
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* The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer.
* It is widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan.
* Allstate provides insurance products to more than 17 million households.
* Customers can access Allstate products and services through Allstate agents, or in select states at allstate.com and 1-800-ALLSTATE®.
* EncompassSM Insurance brand property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents.
* Allstate Financial Group provides life and supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies and independent agencies.
* Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
* Allstate became a publicly traded company in 1993. At the time, its initial public offering was the largest in U.S. history.
* On June 30, 1995, it became a totally independent company after Sears divested its remaining shares to Sears stockholders.
* Allstate, based in Northbrook, Illinois, is one of the nation's leading insurers in urban areas and has supported auto and highway safety reforms, including seat belts, air bags, and teen driver education.
* The company has won numerous awards over the years for its philanthropic, employee volunteerism and diversity efforts.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas J. Wilson
Number of Employees
Number of Exclusive Allstate Agencies and Financial Specialists
More than 14,000
Auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance and investment products including retirement planning, annuities and mutual funds.
California (Rancho Cordova)
Capital (Fairfax, Virginia)
Florida (St. Petersburg)
Midwest (Buffalo Grove, Illinois)
New Jersey (Bridgewater)
New York (Hauppauge)
North Central (Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Northeast (Wayne, Pennsylvania)
Northwest (Bothell, Washington)
Southeast (Atlanta, Georgia)
Southern (Nashville, Tennessee)
Southwest (Phoenix, Arizona)
West Central (Englewood, Colorado)
Allstate Corporate Headquarters
2775 Sanders Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 402-5000
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