Chief Financial Officer
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Southern Methodist University
Mr. Sharma is executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Pacific Life where he is responsible for the development and implementation of Pacific Life’s corporate and financial strategies. He oversees the actuarial, corporate finance, internal audit, enterprise risk management, and business development functions. Mr. Sharma serves on Pacific Life’s management committee.
Mr. Sharma joins Pacific Life from Thrivent where he served as executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer. In this role, Mr. Sharma was responsible for the finance and actuarial organizations, as well as ensuring the organization’s financial strength and stability, and ability to deliver on financial promises. In addition, he co-led Thrivent’s transformation efforts.
He previously served as executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Mutual of Omaha and has held global leadership roles at Zurich Insurance and Collins Associates. Mr. Sharma began his career at KPMG, rising to the role of partner while serving insurance companies in the U.S. and globally.
National Association of Corporate Directors – Member
Mortenson Construction – Outside Director
City of Minnetonka Beach – City Council Member
Hazeltine National Golf Club – Board Member