COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, announced today that its longtime Chairman and CEO Dan Amos was named to Harvard Business Review's list of Best-Performing CEOs in the World for 2015. Amos ranked 69 out of 100 CEOs on the prestigious list.
This year, Harvard Business Review updated its methodology to reflect CEOs who led companies that excel in financial performance in addition to environmental, social and governance performance. Past methodologies ranked executives on stock performance alone. This is also the first time Harvard Business Review's list includes CEOs with tenures that began prior to 1995. Amos's tenure as CEO at Aflac began in 1990.
An article published at HBR.org states that HBR's ranking of CEOs is meant to be a measure of enduring success, tracking and analyzing each CEO's performance starting from day one of their tenure. The goal is to create a list that gets beyond the most recent quarterly or even annual results and truly evaluates long-term performance.
Under Amos, Aflac began its fight against childhood cancer by branding and funding the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. In 2015, Aflac celebrated its 20th anniversary of this lifesaving partnership by reaching a milestone of $100 million in contributions to the facility.
The key architect of Aflac's award winning marketing campaign featuring the Aflac Duck in both the U.S. and Japan, Dan elevated Aflac's brand recognition from near single digits in 1999 to over 95% today. Under Amos's tenure Aflac has been featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For 17 times and received Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies award for nine consecutive years. Black Enterprise Magazine has honored Aflac as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity 10 times, and Latina Style presented Aflac its Best Places For Latina's to Work award 16 times. Since Amos became CEO Aflac's annual revenues have risen from $2.7 billion to nearly $23 billion.
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 at the work site. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is a leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For nine consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2015, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 17th consecutive year. Also, in 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health 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 and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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