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Oliver McKenna, Managing Director

Appointment Date: 11.01.2013
Company: Unum Ireland
Business Type: Financial services
Position: Managing director

Unum, the Tennessee-headquartered provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and United Kingdom, has appointed Oliver McKenna as managing director of the company’s Irish operations based at Carlow.

Unum announced plans in February 2008 to establish a strategic software service centre in Carlow and the company is now based at the Shamrock Plaza development in the town centre.

The newly appointed CEO was previously managing director of Fidelity Investments and chief information officer at HR Access.

“This is a really exciting time to join Unum Ireland. The company’s Irish operation plays a vital part in developing and supporting critical business applications. The team in Carlow is at the heart of strategic initiatives to develop the next generation of business applications and support tools for use right across the Unum organisation,” said McKenna.

“Unum are true market leaders and I look forward to this opportunity to help develop the company’s Irish operations in support of the global business. I will be working closely with my colleagues at Unum Global Services in this regard as we develop our plans for 2013 and beyond.”

McKenna, a BSc in Computer Science graduate of the University of Ulster and a postgraduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, is married to Eleanor and the couple has three children – Ronan, Niamh and Darragh.

Unum’s employee benefits portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of illness or injury. The company reported revenues of US$10.3bn in 2011, and its subsidiaries – Unum US, Colonial Life and Unum UK – provided more than US$6bn in benefits during the same year.

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