Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
The Cigna Group
Cindy Ryan was named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of The Cigna GroupSM in August 2021. As CHRO, Cindy is responsible for aligning the company’s talent strategy with the needs of the business to help The Cigna Group 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 the HR Business Partner (HRBP) teams globally. She is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team of The Cigna Group.
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 Asian and South Asian colleagues of The Cigna Group. She also serves as Chair of the Board of the Directors for the Cigna Foundation. Lastly, Cindy is responsible for the Global Security & Aviation team of The Cigna Group, which ensures the safety of 70,000 co-workers in the workplace and when traveling on company business.
Prior to being named CHRO, Cindy spent 23 years at the company, most recently as SVP and Human Resources Officer for U.S. businesses of The Cigna Group. 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 the company’s U.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 the company 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.
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