Matthew D. Owenby

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac

Matthew Owenby joined Aflac in early 2012 as vice president of HR Business Partners, bringing with him more than a decade of HR experience at Bank of America and General Electric. In his role, he instituted the business partner model at Aflac and led HR strategic planning to help the business meet its goals. He took a lead role during the organizational transformation process, helping Aflac build teams with the skills and tools needed to take on the challenges ahead. He most recently served as vice president of Human Resources. He assumed his current position in May 2015 where he leads the effort to apply Aflac’s global initiatives while providing strategic direction for both the Human Resources and Leadership, Learning & Development teams.


Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. He’s a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.

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