COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has named Charles D. Lake II to serve as president of Aflac International, reporting to Aflac and Aflac Incorporated Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos. In addition, Lake has been named to Aflac International's board of directors. Aflac International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated. Lake will continue to serve as chairman of Aflac Japan, a position he has held since 2008.
In this key leadership role, Lake will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to address initiatives in international public affairs, particularly in response to global standards-setting entities such as the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
Lake brings nearly three decades of professional experience to this new position. He joined Aflac International in February 1999 and Aflac Japan in June 1999, becoming deputy president in 2001, president in 2003, vice chairman in 2005, and chairman in 2008. Prior to his approximately 15-year career with Aflac, Lake practiced law in Washington, D.C. and also served as director of Japan Affairs and special counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President.
Regarding Lake's new role, Dan Amos commented, "Charles' extensive knowledge of Aflac's core business operations and his vast experience in international economic policy makes him ideally suited for this role. He is an exceptional leader and a highly respected professional, both internally and externally. We anticipate he will continue to build on his record of excellence in his newly expanded role representing the company on a full range of international issues."
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2014, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 16th consecutive year. Also, in 2013, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 12th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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