PEMCO Mutual Insurance Welcomes New Director, Data Governance | Financial Buzz

PEMCO Mutual Insurance Welcomes New Director, Data Governance

PEMCO Mutual Insurance recently welcomed Arif Arain as its new Director, Data Governance. Arain joins the Seattle-based insurer with a wealth of experience in Data Governance, Data Management, Data Warehousing and solutions in other data related disciplines, developed and delivered throughout his career successfully, leading teams in the Insurance, Investments and Banking sectors.

As PEMCO’s Director, Data Governance, Arain and his team will collaborate with other teams in Information Technology and the Business to create a new Data Governance discipline, establishing a foundation for robust data provisioning, information delivery and data quality management. As part of this work, Arain’s team will provide the forum for PEMCO’s business areas to monitor data quality, take ownership of data definitions and establish processes, procedures, controls and practices that improves the organization’s reporting and business decision making capabilities.

“Arif is a proven leader in the data management domain and his experience delivering and managing complex business and technology solutions involving data makes him an incredibly valuable asset to our PEMCO team,” said Chris Purcell, vice president and chief information officer at PEMCO Insurance. “Arif’s strong tech background, industry experience and leadership will help bring the right people together throughout the organization to make the right decisions about the information that matters to PEMCO.”

Prior to joining PEMCO, Arain led Data Governance and Information Management initiatives for highly regulated institutions, including Allstate Investments, SunTrust Bank, Key Bank and others, where he created core Data Management related functions including Data Governance, Data Warehousing, Business Stewardship, Data Quality Management, Data Controls and Policies and Functional Lineage standards etc.

Arain hails from the Chicago area and is excited to explore all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In the coming weeks, he is looking forward to understanding, evaluating and refining business capabilities across PEMCO as part of its company-wide Data Governance program implementation.

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PEMCO Mutual Insurance


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