Abim Kolawole

by Justin Cates
Abim Kolawole
Vice President, Planning Strategy
Northwestern Mutual

Abim Kolawole is the Vice President – Planning Strategy and an executive member of the company’s enterprise leadership group.

In this role, Kolawole is accountable for accelerating a core aspect of the company’s multi-year strategy – which is aimed at delivering superior financial security outcomes for clients through the unique combination of the company’s insurance products and investment solutions.

Before this role, Kolawole oversaw the company’s corporate innovation program and lab. He was responsible for developing and executing an enterprise innovation strategy to advance enterprise growth, operational efficiencies, strategic insights and business optionality.

Kolawole also oversaw the company’s first ever Venture Studio, a mechanism within the innovation program for incubating and co-creating new ventures that have strategic alignment.

Kolawole is a key member of the newly established Impact Investing Committee. The Committee was established to oversee the deployment of the newly set aside $100MM Impact Fund to advance our racial equity objectives.

Kolawole serves on the board of the Sojourner Peace Center and Ten Chimneys Foundation.

Kolawole received his J.D. cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.

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