Allianz Life Names Sophia Khan as New Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Khan brings over 25 years of D&I industry leadership experience to organization

MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 14, 2021 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced that Sophia Khan joined the organization as its new chief diversity and inclusion officer starting on September 13. Khan will be responsible for building upon and advancing the company’s internal and external diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy. She will report directly to Allianz Life President and CEO Jasmine Jirele.

Khan brings over 25 years of experience as a global diversity and inclusion executive focused on driving organizational change aligned to business strategies. Before coming to Allianz Life, she was the vice president, head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, where she built and deployed a D&I global strategy in collaboration with human resources, and business segment and region leaders. Prior to that, Khan was senior director, head of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement at Medtronic. She has held various leadership roles in D&I and Human Resources at Wells Fargo, 3M and PepsiAmericas, Inc.

“Sophia is recognized as a strategic leader who has driven impactful and data-driven D&I programs with measurable results,” said Jirele. “Increasing diversity in our business and supporting equity in our communities is not only core to our values, but also critical to our success. Her expertise will help us continue to advance and accelerate our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy so that we can be even more effective in our efforts in the years to come.”

Khan is also an adjunct MBA professor and guest lecturer on inclusive leadership and human resources at University of St. Thomas, OPUS School of Business (Minnesota). She holds an M.A. in Human Resource Development from the University of St Thomas, and a B.A. in American Studies with an emphasis in Economics and Cultural Pluralism from the University of Minnesota.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2020, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $10.1 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.