President and CEO, Cigna Corporation
David Cordani became President and CEO of Cigna in 2009 and has spearheaded its transformation into a leading global health service company, doubling the size of the company in five years. He is a prominent voice addressing key health challenges, such as the empowering of individuals to manage their own health, innovating new health delivery models focused on patients’ health improvements, and partnering with physicians to focus on wellness, and improving clinical quality.
With operations and capabilities in more than 30 countries, Cordani leads Cigna's more than 35,000 employees in improving the health, well-being and sense of security of more than 80 million customer relationships.
Under Cordani’s leadership, Cigna has:
- Delivered nearly 15% compounded annual growth for both revenue and adjusted income from operations (2009-2013).
- Successfully integrated a series of significant global acquisitions, including the $3.8 billion purchase of HealthSpring (now Cigna-HealthSpring), which gave Cigna one million new customer relationships in the growing seniors segment.
- Expanded the company’s operations in China and South Korea, while launching joint ventures in Turkey and India, giving Cigna strategic footholds in these high-growth markets.
Cordani has been with Cigna for more than 23 years; his leadership experiences cross critical disciplines of health care services including distribution, marketing, clinical management, underwriting, finance and operations. Prior to joining Cigna, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand.
He actively works with March of Dimes, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and is a charter board member of ChildObesity180. Cordani was named to the General Mills Board of Directors in 2014.
Cordani is an accomplished triathlete, having competed in more than 125 triathlons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, and an MBA from the University of Hartford.
All statistics are based on Cigna internal data.