UnitedHealth names Optum CEO to group president role

UnitedHealth Group appointed Sir Andrew Witty as its president Nov. 11. 

Sir Witty will serve as UnitedHealth's president in addition to his role as CEO of Optum. As UnitedHealth president, he will manage business strategy, business development and partnerships for the health insurance company.

Sir Witty was named executive vice president of UnitedHealth and CEO of Optum in March 2018. Prior to that appointment, he was CEO and director of GlaxoSmithKline from 2008-17. 

Sir Witty joined GSK in 1985. He was knighted in 2012 for services to the U.K. economy.

More articles on payers:
Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan tests new employee health plan in some states
BCBS of North Carolina CEO's resignation 'wrong message' on mental health, former congressman says
UnitedHealth expanding housing program to 30 markets by early 2020

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months