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Frank Yanan

Global Head of Security Operations - Zurich Insurance Group


Frank Yanan is the Global Head of Security Operations for Zurich Insurance, one of the largest multi-line insurance carriers in the world with 55,000 people in 170 countries. Reporting to Zurich’s global CISO, Frank is responsible for setting the vision, and establishing the strategy and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected through Zurich’s security toolkit. In addition, he leads Zurich’s global identity administration services team.

An executive with a proven track record of success, Frank had held several significant senior IT positions throughout his career. Prior to Zurich, he was the SVP / CIO for Barrington Capital, where he was responsible for defining the strategic use of technology and overseeing all aspects of IT for Barrington Capital and its primary subsidiary, Florida Family Insurance. He also led a successful consulting practice serving the needs of private equity firms and small/mid-sized businesses in the areas of IT strategy, due diligence assessments and merger integrations.

Frank was formerly Vice-President at Hewitt Associates (Aon) in charge of Hewitt’s global applications. In addition, Mr. Yanan served as the Chief IT Delivery Officer for Sears, leading major efforts in the areas of Merchandising, Supply Chain, HR, Infrastructure Outsourcing, Retail, Home Services and Sears.com.

Mr. Yanan began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and has also held key positions at McDonald’s and The Revere Group, an IT consulting firm. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Information Technology Professionals and the Society for Information Management.