Appointment of Ward Graffam to Support FINEOS’ Global Expansion
FINEOS Corporation, a global provider of innovative enterprise software solutions for Insurance and Government Social Insurance, today announced the appointment of Mr Ward Graffam as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Graffam has been on the FINEOS Board since 2008 and is a lawyer by profession. He has over 40 years of national and international experience in insurance, a large portion of which was spent with UNUM Corporation where he was President and Managing Director of UNUM European Holding Company, Chairman of UNUM UK and a Senior Vice President of UNUM America in the U.S. Today Mr Graffam is a member of several for-profit and non-profit boards of directors and a consultant to a number of businesses on strategic issues. UNUM has dominated the market in Disability Income Protection Insurance for decades. In North America it has been the number one carrier in Group and Individual Disability Insurance for 32 consecutive years. In the U.K, Unum is ranked first in Group Income Protection, first in Critical Illness and second in Group Life.
Michael Kelly, CEO FINEOS Corporation, welcomed the appointment of Ward Graffam to the Chairman role. “Ward is a seasoned insurance executive with valuable insight and practical experience of the European and North American insurance markets. He understands the business challenges facing insurers today and how technology can be levered to address those business needs. In just a short time, he has made a significant contribution to FINEOS by helping us shape our strategic direction and support our continued growth globally”.
Commenting on his new role at FINEOS, Ward Graffam said, “It’s a very exciting time to be involved with FINEOS. The company has a market leadership position in Disability claims in North America and a very strong multi-line claims offering globally, including P&C, Life and Government. As chairman, I hope to offer vision and insight to the company as it continues to expand in line with its ambitious plans for growth”.
FINEOS has just concluded a number of new claims deals which will be announced shortly. In the last twelve months it signed a record-breaking number of clients for its FINEOS Claims product including Thorntons & Partners (Ireland), FBD Insurance (Ireland), Macquarie (Australia), SalusAnsvar (Sweden) and Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board (Canada).