Director Profile


Gary C. Bhojwani

Chief Executive Officer,
CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Director since May 2017

Gary C. Bhojwani became chief executive officer of CNO Financial Group on January 1, 2018. He was elected a director of CNO in May 2017 and serves as a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

Bhojwani previously served as president of CNO from April 2016 through December 2017. His areas of responsibility included overseeing the Bankers Life, Colonial Penn and Washington National businesses, as well as marketing, underwriting and new business.

Prior to joining CNO, Bhojwani was a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and chairman of Allianz of America, Allianz Life Insurance Company and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company from 2012 to 2015. He was chief executive officer of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America from 2007 through 2012, and was president of Commercial Business, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company from 2004 to 2007. Bhojwani was chief executive officer of Lincoln General Insurance Company from 2002 to 2004, founder and chief executive officer of Avalon Risk Management from 1998 to 2002 and president, Trade Insurance Services from 1995 to 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration, with dual concentrations in finance and marketing, from the University of Chicago.

Bhojwani is a current board member of Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), and a past board member of Allianz SE, Allina Health, the Financial Services Roundtable and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Governing Committee of CEO Action for Racial Equity and a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.