Tom Watjen

Non-Executive Director

Prudential plc

Thomas (Tom) Watjen stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Unum Group in 215. Unum Group is the leading provider of workplace benefits in both the U.S. and U.K. In his 12-year tenure as CEO, Unum achieved strong, sustainable financial results, while expanding its market leadership position and building a culture of responsibility. The company received numerous awards including being named to the Forbes “1 Most Trustworthy Companies” list, “Best Places to Work” and one of the “Greenest Companies in America” by Newsweek magazine.

Tom joined Provident Companies, a Unum predecessor, in 1994 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was later named as vice chair and a director of Provident, Inc. Following the company’s merger with Unum Group in 1999, Tom became executive vice president finance and risk management for UnumProvident Corporation, the successor company. In 22, he was elevated to vice chair and chief operating officer and elected to its board of directors.

In 23 Tom was named president and chief executive officer of what became Unum Group in 27. Following his retirement as CEO from Unum in 215, he remained on the board of directors, serving as non-executive chair until stepping down as planned from that position in May 217. Tom presently serves as a non-executive member of the board of directors of Prudential plc in London, where he is on the company’s risk committee and remuneration committee. He also serves as a non-executive member of the board of directors of Arch Capital Group, a Bermuda-based insurer, and LocatorX, a privately held tracking technology company. From 21 through 219, Tom served as a non-executive member of the board of directors of SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, serving on the audit committee and governance committee. Over his career he has also served on a number of subsidiary and industry boards, including the Financial Services Roundtable.

Prior to joining Provident, Tom was a managing director at the investment banking firm of Morgan Stanley and Co. He was also a partner with Conning & Co. and worked in the investment and corporate finance areas of Aetna Life and Casualty.