Newsroom | 10 June 2016

Cigna Global Health Benefits appoints Neil Irwin as Head of Global Distribution


Jessica Iben, +1-302-797-3299

WILMINGTON, Del., 10 June, 2016 - Cigna Global Health Benefits® (NYSE: CI) today announced the appointment of Neil Irwin as Head of Global Distribution. In this role, Neil will be responsible for cross-market growth and development of Cigna's globally mobile group health business across multiple client and customer segments around the globe.

Neil brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Cigna with a career-long track record of driving growth, championing excellence in customer service delivery and partnership with leadership to achieve superior performance. He spent more than 25 years with Marsh, Sedgwick and other leading industry firms with oversight of client management and business development across all lines of business including employee and health benefits, affinity, specialties, risk consulting and many others.

Having started his career in Scotland, Neil’s experience spans multiple geographies, industries and client segments and in most aspects of the insurance industry. His career has given him insight into general management, underwriting, claims and his greatest passion and focus toward leading superior growth and client service delivery to all clients whether it be one of the world’s leading companies, a small-to-medium size enterprise or an individual.

Before joining Cigna, Neil was Managing Director at Marsh and was responsible for developing client relationships and driving growth, strategic insurer relationships, marketing and communications in the Middle East and Africa. He previously led growth initiatives across all business segments in Africa, Europe, India and the Middle East.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 90 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit