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 serving customers across the globe, Cordani leads Cigna's approximately 74,000 employees in improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind for more than 160 million customer and patient 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 since 2009, Cigna has:
- Delivered cumulative Total Shareholder Return of 479% through 2017.
- Grown revenue by 228% over the same period of time through organic channels and multiple acquisitions.
- Significantly expanded its global portfolio.
- 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. Most recently, he was named Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Korea Business Council, and was elected Chair of the Board for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) beginning in 2019.
Cordani is also the co-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.