NEW YORK, August 22, 2018 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of whole life, individual disability insurance and employee benefits, announced today that Vivek Sankaran has been elected to a three-year term on its board of directors.

Mr. Sankaran is president and chief operating officer (COO) of Frito-Lay North America, where he leads PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay snack and convenient foods business. His leadership at Frito-Lay began in 2016, after serving as COO and as Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo North America where he was responsible for PepsiCo’s cross-divisional performance across all North American customers. Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, Mr. Sankaran was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he served various Fortune 100 companies with a focus on strategy and operations. 

“I look forward to Vivek sharing his insights as we work to deliver on our mission to be the trusted mutual partner for consumers,” said President and CEO Deanna Mulligan. “Vivek’s respected track record in marketing, customer sales and go-to-market transformation will complement the deep experience of the board.”

Mr. Sankaran has an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in manufacturing from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.

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The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurers, with $8.0 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income (before taxes and dividends to policyholders) in 2017. Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868. Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 9,000 employees and a network of over 2,750 financial representatives in 55 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please follow Guardian on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube

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