Aflac has promoted Eric Kirsch to executive vice president, global investments, while continuing to serve as global chief investment officer.

Kirsch will continue to report to Aflac’s executive vice president and deputy chief financial officer Kenneth Janke Jr and will remain accountable for management of Aflac’s $109bn investment portfolio and its team of more than 50 investment professionals.

In November 2011, Kirsch joined Aflac as a senior vice president; global chief investment officer, the underwriter said.

Prior to joining Aflac, Kirsch served as managing director and global head of insurance asset management, including portfolio management, insurance advisory services and distribution at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).

Kirsch managed a global team of more than 55 professionals and was instrumental in elevating GSAM’s reputation as a top insurance asset manager.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked for 27 combined years at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) and Bankers Trust.

Aflac’s individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people globally.