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Liz Ahmed - Unum. Chattanooga, TN, US

Liz Ahmed Liz Ahmed

Executive Vice President, People & Communications | Unum

Chattanooga, TN, UNITED STATES

Liz Ahmed is EVP, People and Communications for Unum, a leading provider of workplace financial protection benefits

Areas of Expertise (7)


HR Best Practices

People Management

Human Resources

HR Leadership




Liz Ahmed joined Unum in October 2018 as executive vice president of people and communications, responsible for human resources, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and corporate communications.

From 2015 to 2018, Ahmed served as chief human resources officer at AmTrust Financial Services, a multinational insurance holding company. Prior to that role, she served as vice president of human resources at Equity Trust Company from 2012 to 2015 and senior vice president of human resources at PNC Bank from 2008 to 2012. She also spent 10 years at Marsh USA in human resources leadership positions.

Ahmed has served on the executive board of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and is a past board member of Dress for Success in Cleveland, Ohio.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex in England, and a master’s in organizational design and analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.



Education (2)

Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University: M.S., Organizational Design & Analysis

University of Sussex: B.A.

Selected Media (3)

Four Chattanooga-based companies recognized in study of best places to work in the US

Times Free Press  online


At Unum, the biggest local company on the list, at least 90 percent of employees said they have positive experiences in each of those areas. Unum said it is spending $100 million on workplace renovation across its U.S. campuses and has expanded its paid parental leave policy to provide any new parents six weeks of paid time off following the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child. "This feedback from employees on Unum's workplace culture is the most valuable validation we can receive of what it's like to work here," Liz Ahmed, executive vice president, people and communications at Unum, said about the new employee rating. "Creating an inclusive, supportive workplace where every employee can grow and contribute to our success directly correlates to the customer-first mindset we embrace at Unum."

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Unum hires Elizabeth Ahmed as executive vice president of people and communication

Unum  online


Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the U.S. and U.K., today said that Elizabeth Ahmed has been appointed executive vice president of People and Communication for the company effective October 29.

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HR EXEC OF THE YEAR: Elizabeth Ahmed

Crain's Cleveland Business  online


Elizabeth Ahmed joined Equity Trust Co. two years ago, a time when the financial services company offered just about every challenge a human resources professional could face. “Our company at the time of her hiring was going through a "low point' in terms of employee engagem---ent, high employee turnover and overall unacceptable employee culture,” said John Cameron, chief operating officer of Westlake-based Equity Trust, in Ahmed's nomination.

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