President and Chief Executive Officer , CIGNA Corporation
David M. Cordani was named president and Chief Executive Officer of CIGNA Corporation in December 2009. He had been president and Chief Operating Officer since June 2008. Cordani leads a team of executives responsible for integrating company operations and leveraging CIGNA’s global presence to fulfill customer needs in the most seamless, effective, and efficient manner.
Cordani is recognized for having stepped forward with the industry-leading position on health improvement as the only sustainable solution for the future, with a focus on health, well-being, and sense of security for the individuals the company serves. He extends that leadership perspective across the globe, focusing on the customer experience and enhancing the health, productivity, and performance of individuals and corporate clients.
At a pivotal time in CIGNA’s 200-year history, with the public spotlight on U.S. health care and global employers finding their benefits programs to be a challenge to competitiveness, he has set the goal to move from a traditional insurance company to the leading global health service company. More than semantics, the shift in focus is a fundamental break with the past. Supporting individuals with the resources to manage their health, CIGNA is acting to keep people healthy and to identify and help the people at risk of losing their health, while still providing for those chronically or acutely ill. CIGNA also helps individuals around the world maintain their sense of security and gain peace of mind through its financial health products.
Cordani’s passion for health and well-being extends into his personal life, charitable and community activities. A competitive tri-athlete in his down time, he is also actively involved with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Annually CIGNA undertakes the CIGNA Health Awareness Tour to generate awareness and educate employees, customers, and communities across the United States about health and healthy lifestyles – Cordani is an active participant each year.
Cordani was previously president of CIGNA HealthCare, a position he held since July 2005. Before that he held the position of president of Health Segments for CIGNA HealthCare responsible for the company’s distribution, marketing, and underwriting for all customer segments, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CIGNA HealthCare, and other CIGNA positions including Controller for CIGNA Corporation, and president of CIGNA HealthCare’s Southeast Region. Prior to CIGNA, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand.
Cordani was elected to the CIGNA Board of Directors in October 2009. He serves on Boards of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, and the CIGNA Foundation. He is a graduate of Texas A&M (B.S., 1988) and the University of Hartford (M.B.A. in Marketing, 1994), and is a Chartered Financial Consultant.