Tariq Malik is responsible for driving Securian Financial’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy and he co-chairs the Securian Financial DE&I Council with Chris Hilger, Securian Financial chairman, president and CEO. Malik also is responsible for leading the company’s employee engagement and community strategies, including volunteerism and corporate giving.
Prior to Securian, Malik spent 16 years at the Target Corporation, where he worked for 16 years in positions with increasing responsibilities in DE&I and human resources. Since 2019, Malik served as Target’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, where he managed a team of consultants across analytics, operations, communications and research in support of Target’s DE&I strategy and goals.
Malik’s previous work with Target included creating and managing Target’s diversity analytics team from 2011 to 2019.
Malik earned his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the former board of directors chair for Emma Norton Services, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides transformational housing and growth for women and families in recovery. Malik is a frequent speaker and panelist at national and local DE&I industry events.