ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Financial has hired Tariq Malik as second vice president and chief diversity officer. Malik joined the company on April 24 and reports to Becca Hagen, Securian Financial vice president for talent management.
Malik is responsible for driving Securian Financial’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy and he co-chairs the Securian Financial DE&I Council with Chris Hilger, Securian Financial chairman, president and CEO. Malik also is responsible for leading the company’s employee engagement and community strategies, including volunteerism and corporate giving.
“We are delighted to welcome Tariq Malik to Securian Financial. Tariq’s passion, expertise and proven track record of driving impact in this work make him the perfect person to lead the next chapter of our diversity, equity and inclusion journey,” said Hagen.
Malik joins Securian Financial from Target Corporation, where he worked for 16 years in positions of increasing responsibility in DE&I and human resources. Most recently, since 2019, Malik served as Target’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, where he managed a team of consultants across analytics, operations, communications and research in support of Target’s DE&I strategy and goals.
Malik’s previous work with Target included creating and managing Target’s diversity analytics team from 2011 to 2019.
“I’m proud to join Securian Financial as the company continues to move forward on its DE&I journey. Securian Financial is deeply committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our more than 21 million customers and the communities in which we do business. DE&I is an integral component of Securian Financial’s purpose to ‘Build Secure Tomorrows.’ I am honored to be the company’s chief diversity officer and looking forward to all the important and fun work that is ahead of us,” said Malik.
Malik earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the former board of directors chair for Emma Norton Services, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides transformational housing and growth for women and families in recovery. Malik is a frequent speaker and panelist at national and local DE&I industry events.