Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated. For three consecutive years beginning in 2015, the Harvard Business Review has listed him as one of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World (No. 33). He is the second-longest tenured CEO in the Fortune 200, and his innovative leadership style has generated astounding annual revenue growth from $2.7 billion in 1990 to $22.7 billion in 2016. Aflac insures more than 50 million people in the United States and Japan and is listed at No. 126 on the Fortune 500. In Japan, the company insures 1 out of every 4 households.
In January 2000, Amos launched the popular Aflac Duck advertising campaign, transforming Aflac from a successful voluntary insurance company to a top international brand named by FORTUNE magazine in 2017 as one of America’s Most Admired Companies for the 16th year. His commitment to ethical business practices has led the Ethisphere Institute to recognize Aflac as a World’s Most Ethical Company for 11 consecutive years, making Aflac the only insurance company in the world to appear on this list every year since the inception of the award in 2007.
In 1995, Amos inspired Aflac’s 22-year commitment to helping families of children diagnosed with cancer. The company and its independent sales associates have contributed more than $119 million to this cause, including funding for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which has become a leading childhood cancer facility in the United States as rated by U.S. News and World Reports.
In 2013, Amos proudly accepted the Salute to Greatness Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, joining a distinguished list of past recipients, including Ambassador Andrew J. Young, U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, Ervin “Magic” Johnson, and musicians Bono and Stevie Wonder. He has also received the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award.
A past member of the board of trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Amos serves on the board of the House of Mercy of Columbus in Georgia. He is former chairman of the board of the Japan America Society of Georgia and the University of Georgia Foundation.
Amos joined Aflac in 1973, working in sales for 10 years. In 1983, he was named president of Aflac and was later promoted to chief operating officer in 1987. He became chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated in 1990 and chair of the board of directors in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management from the University of Georgia.