Unum Group chief auditor Nicholas Desiderio to retire Unum Group announced that J. Matthew Royal has joined the company as VP and chief auditor. He succeeds Nicholas Desiderio, who is retiring after more than 22 years with Unum. Royal joins Unum from KPMG, where he most recently served as a director in the firm's Insurance Risk Advisory practice.
Unum Group says CEO Thomas Watjen announces retirement After 12 years as CEO of Unum Group, Thomas R. Watjen retired at the company’s annual shareholder meeting and Richard P. McKenney assumed the role of CEO. “For many years we have been committed to a rigorous leadership development and succession planning process,” Watjen said. “We are well-positioned for the future and I step back knowing that Unum is in very good hands and poised for even greater things ahead.” Watjen will stay active with the company as he begins a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors, with former chairman William J. Ryan being appointed lead independent director.