Securian Financial announced the appointment of Tariq Malik as second vice president and chief diversity officer. He will report to Becca Hagen, vice president for talent management.

Malik will be responsible for driving the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and will co-chair the company’s council on DEI with Chris Hilger, chairman, president, and chief executive.

Malik will also be responsible for leading the company’s employee engagement and community strategies, including volunteerism and corporate giving.

He brings 16 years of experience of increasing responsibility with Target Corporation, where served in DEI and human resources. Since 2019, Malik served as Target’s director of DEI, where he managed a team of consultants across analytics, operations, communications, and research. He also managed Target’s diversity analytics team from 2011-19.