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Securian Canada Announces New Executive Promotions to Enhance Leadership Team

September 11, 2023 – TORONTO – Securian Canada, a leading provider of innovative and life-ready insurance solutions, is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior leaders to its newly formed Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Sara Mazhar, Chief Technology Officer and Sharla Postic, Chief Administration Officer, bring their exceptional leadership skills and strategic vision to their respective roles and will be working alongside Nigel Branker, Chief Executive Officer to position the company for future success.  

"These promotions mark a significant milestone in our journey toward achieving our ambitious goals," said Nigel Branker, CEO of Securian Canada. "Both Sara and Sharla have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our vision and an unwavering commitment to excellence. I am delighted to be working alongside each of them as we continue to elevate Securian Canada’s position in the Canadian market."

Sara Mazhar has been at the forefront of spearheading technology advancements for Valeyo, Securian Canada’s sister company, for over ten years and is set to leverage this experience in her new role of Chief Technology Officer. Sara will design and execute Securian Canada’s go-to-market technology strategy, optimizing the company’s digital product portfolio. Her extensive technology knowledge, expertise in digital experience and strategic execution skills will be pivotal in ensuring Securian Canada is able to provide a leading experience to its customers and employees.

Sharla Postic, who joined Securian Canada in 2022, has already left an indelible mark overseeing service delivery for the company, and has been instrumental in developing strong and sustainable infrastructure for the organization's new lines of business, including the affinity and disability spaces. This promotion recognizes Sharla’s remarkable dedication and skill in driving growth and performance in core verticals where Securian Canada is looking to disrupt and gain market share. In her new role, Sharla will elevate the customer service experience through her strategic leadership and will extend her oversight to our Facilities and Administration teams.

As Securian Canada continues to grow, the inclusion of Sara and Sharla in the ELT is a strategic step forward in strengthening the organization's leadership core. Their roles will be critical to positioning Securian Canada at the forefront of industry innovation.

About Securian Canada

Securian Canada is here for all Canadians and their families – however they define family – because everything they do helps build secure tomorrows. Their practical, life-ready insurance and protection solutions are designed to help provide financial security, so that Canadians can spend more time making every moment count.

For over 65 years, they’ve been giving Canadians the confidence to face life’s uncertainties. Securian Canada brings together strong local roots and expertise, a North American footprint, and a global perspective – all while innovating at the speed the markets they serve expect.

Together with their U.S. parent company – Securian Financial – Securian Canada is a leading insurance provider in the Canadian Financial Institution and Association & Affinity markets. They offer insurance solutions built with genuine care – providing specialized experiences to those they serve.

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