Cindy Ryan

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Cindy Ryan was named Cigna’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in August 2021. As CHRO, Cindy is responsible for aligning Cigna’s talent strategy with the needs of the business to help the company grow and employees thrive. In this role, Cindy leads the company’s HR Centers of Expertise, including compensation, benefits and well-being, talent acquisition, learning and leadership development, operations, and employee relations, in addition to leading all of the HR Business Partner (HRBP) teams globally. Cindy also oversees the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and serves as the executive sponsor of the ASPIRE enterprise resource group, which focuses on Cigna’s Asian and South Asian colleagues. She also oversees the company’s charitable giving strategy, inclusive of the Cigna Foundation, of which she is Chair of the Board of the Directors. Lastly, Cindy is responsible for Cigna’s Global Security & Aviation team, which ensures the safety of Cigna employees in the workplace and when traveling on company business.

Prior to being named CHRO, Cindy spent 23 years at Cigna in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as SVP and Human Resources Officer for Cigna’s U.S. Businesses. In this role, Cindy was responsible for driving business growth through talent management strategies, employee engagement, and leadership effectiveness.

Cindy was previously the human resources leader for Cigna’s Commercial and Government businesses, Enterprise Strategy and Solutions, and Global Technology. Earlier in her career, she led the Global Talent Management organization, which encompassed recruitment, learning and development, leadership development, succession planning, strategic workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, and employee relations. Cindy began her career working as a human resources generalist for a health care delivery company, prior to joining Cigna as an associate in its HR Development Program.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degree from Cornell University.

Cindy Ryan Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer