(North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee. Photo credit: Charlie Yoon.)
Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee) has named Fawaz Rasheedto vice president – chief information security officer (CISO), in which role he will lead the insurer’s Enterprise Information Risk & Cybersecurity team and direct Northwestern Mutual’s information security strategy to protect its brand and reputation.
“Risk management and protecting information is a critical component of our business and allows us to deepen trust with our clients, financial representatives and employees,” comments Ray Manista, executive VP – chief legal and compliance officer. “Fawaz is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in information security, risk management and privacy. He will be a great asset as we continue to protect our clients and advance our cybersecurity strategy.”
Rasheed has more than 20 years of leadership experience at global companies in a range of industries, including financial services. He previously served as CISO at Trustmark Companies and earlier held the role of Global CISO at Johnson Controls. Before that, he served as a leader of Verizon’s Global Security Solutions business and, early in his career, as an engineer.