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Securian Financial
Chris Hilger

Christopher M. Hilger

Chairman, President and CEO

Besides providing strategic investment leadership to Securian Asset Management, As Securian Financial’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, Chris is responsible for leading all aspects of the company, including strategy development and our insurance, investment and retirement business lines.

Chris’ collaborative leadership style and broad management experience have contributed to Securian Financial’s consistently strong sales, revenue and earnings results. Securian Financial is the eighth largest insurance company based on total life insurance business in force.1


With over 30 years in small business and corporate leadership positions, Chris has proven experience in distribution development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and financial management. 

Chris joined Securian Financial in 2004 when we acquired Allied Solutions, one of the largest independent distribution organizations serving the financial institution market. At that time, he became a member of our senior management team, progressively moving into positions of greater responsibility before being named president in 2012. He has served as chief executive officer since 2015 and was named chairman in 2017.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Indiana University


Chris serves as co-chair of the St. Paul Downtown Alliance. He is also a member of the board for the St. Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations and a member of the executive committee for the Minnesota Business Partnership.    

1. A.M. Best’s Statistical Study, U.S. Total Life, July 22, 2019, based on 2018 total life insurance in force for Securian Financial Insurance Group.