Lio-Lopez-Welsch, Unum's Chief Information and Digital Officer

Unum UK appoints Lio Lopez-Welsch as Chief Information and Digital Officer

Leading benefits provider Unum UK has appointed Lio Lopez-Welsch as its new Chief Information and Digital Officer. From today, Lio will sit on Unum UK’s Executive Committee and will be instrumental in driving technological transformation across the business.

Lio joins Unum UK from his role as CIO at Aegon UK, where he was responsible for IT in its platform business for 5 years. 

Before Aegon, Lio’s previous experience includes senior roles at Investec Wealth & Investment (UK), Accenture and the London Stock Exchange. His background has focused on wealth management, capital markets and pension and investment platforms. For almost 3 years while he was at Aegon, Lio was a Non-Executive Director for TISA Exchange Limited, a not-for-profit organisation that works with the industry to facilitate electronic transfers between firms that hold assets on behalf of investors.

With a track record of delivering digital and technology projects, Lio’s remit will be to continue to evolve Unum UK’s digital proposition and support the business’ continued growth as it seeks to increase the number of customers protected in the workplace.

Lio’s appointment as Chief Information and Digital Officer will support Unum’s ambitious growth plans, reinforcing Unum UK’s market position as a high quality, specialist provider of key employee benefits and wellbeing solutions.

Mark Till, CEO of Unum UK commented:

“Lio is an innovative, commercially astute technology leader. His extensive experience of translating complex business requirements into tangible IT roadmaps, driving process improvements and business-critical change programmes makes this appointment an exciting one for our business.

“His passion for leveraging technology to transform companies' offerings will be crucial to Unum as we strive for sustainable growth so we can extend our products and support services to help more people. In this role, Lio's experience with digital platforms will help us deliver better, faster experiences to our customers and broker partners that they can use with ease as we continue to roll out solutions that will make a real difference to society."