LONDON, 19 NOVEMBER 2018Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a global provider of risk management solutions, has appointed Claude Sarfo as its new chief financial officer, Europe.

As part of the Enterprise Finance team, Claude will have responsibility for planning implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities including forecasting, strategic planning, deal analysis, capital management and M&A support. He will also be appointed as a Statutory Director of Assurant’s core European legal entities (subject to receipt of regulatory approval).

Claude joins from Lloyds Banking Group where he spent almost twelve years in a range of senior finance roles. He has extensive experience in financial management, corporate development, strategy and M&A activity across multiple industry sectors, including financial services, technology and automotive.

Andy Morris, CEO and president, Assurant Europe, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Claude to the team. With our acquisition of The Warranty Group in May, we broadened our global footprint and continued our growth strategy of helping consumers protect their appliances, mobile devices and electronics, and vehicles. Claude’s depth of experience will be invaluable as we continue to protect what matters most to our customers.”

Claude Sarfo said, “It’s an exciting time to join Assurant and I’m looking forward to working across the European markets as the business continues to focus on providing excellent service and innovative products to its customers.”

Claude is a Chartered accountant, FCA, a Chartered Banker, FCIB, a BA Banking and Finance graduate and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.