COLUMBIA, S.C. - Delta Dental of South Carolina – a leading dental benefits provider and non-profit organization operating in Columbia – has named Kiran Achen as the company’s chief information and digital officer. In this senior leadership role, he will direct the company’s information technology functions with a focus on digital transformation and driving operational efficiencies to optimize service for stakeholders and facilitate long-term growth.
Achen has 23 years of IT experience in the benefits industry. He is credited with leading and modernizing teams and diversifying applications to drive transformative solutions, business growth and value creation. He most recently served as chief information officer at Tokio Marine Highland in Chicago, where he directed all IT functions and delivered technology infrastructure and solutions that enabled substantial financial growth. Under his leadership, the company grew from $165 million gross written premium (GWP) in 2017, to more than $400 million in 2022. Prior to that role, he served in several ascending leadership positions during a decade-long tenure at CNA Insurance, where he led application development, enterprise architecture and digital strategy.
Achen earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a Master of Science degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Osmania University and has completed advanced technical/cross-functional business training curriculum. He holds many awards and honors, including the 2021 Chicago CIO of the Year ORBIE Award and the CNA Insurance Chairman’s CARE Award.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kiran to our senior leadership team,” said Rob Goren, president and CEO at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “He’s an innovative and seasoned leader who will play a vital role in delivering strategic technology solutions to proactively meet the evolving needs of our stakeholders and our organization.”
About Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of South Carolina is a trade name of Delta Dental of Missouri, a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, which operates in South Carolina under that name. It provides more than 330,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. It also provides access to affordable, high-quality vision care through group vision benefit plans. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. It also created the South Carolina Dental Care Resource Guide to help individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at www.DeltaDentalSC.com/ResourceGuide1. To learn more about the company, visit www.DeltaDentalSC.com.
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