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, consistently delivering strong business growth and financial results. 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 45,000 employees in improving the health, well-being and sense of security of more than 95 million customer relationships.
Cordani joined Cigna in 1991; his leadership experiences cross critical disciplines of health care services including distribution, marketing, clinical management, underwriting, finance and operations.
Under Cordani’s leadership, Cigna has:
- Delivered cumulative Total Shareholder Return of 384% from 2009-June 2018;
- Successfully integrated a series of significant local and global acquisitions;
- Expanded the company’s operations in China and South Korea, while launching joint ventures in India and Turkey, giving Cigna strategic footholds in these high-growth markets;
- Led the industry as a partner-of-choice for collaboration with health care professionals and growing value-based care arrangements.
Prior to joining Cigna, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand. He actively works with the Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and ChildObesity180, where he is a charter board member. He also supports organizations including March of Dimes and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, he is founder of The David and Sherry Cordani Family Foundation, reflecting the Cordani family’s deep commitment to supporting community health and well-being. Cordani was named to the General Mills Board of Directors in 2014 and to the U.S.-India Business Council Board of Directors in 2015. In 2017, he was also named chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Korea Business Council.
Cordani is also the author of The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities, which defines the unique, powerful role small, mobilized communities can play in helping individuals achieve their greatest goals or overcome obstacles – physical or otherwise – in a way they likely couldn’t accomplish on their own.
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.