Jai Verma

SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GLOBAL HEAD, B2G - CIGNA INT'L

Jai Verma is the Senior Executive Officer & Global Head of B2G (Business to Government) business based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His responsibilities include the P&L, strategic planning and development of this segment to grow the government business globally.

Cigna (NYSE: CI – $40Bn) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Cigna deliver personalised service with simplicity and ease, make cost and quality information readily available so customers can make affordable choices. We ensure positive outcomes by collaborating with our vast network of health care professionals and our other colleagues around the world to ensure all our customers obtain quality, cost-effective health care, benefits and insurance protection. We trace our roots back more than 225 years, but we became Cigna in 1982 with the merger of INA Corporation and Connecticut General Corporation. Our global headquarters are in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA.

Cigna B2G segment focus on providing health cover for diplomatic missions/ government sponsored students and people traveling for treatment around the globe. CIGNA B2G segments currently provide health insurance cover to diplomats, armed forces and students of over 30 countries around the globe. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Middle East and North Africa region for Cigna International. He has more than twenty years of executive experience in the rapidly growing international healthcare industry with leading multinational organisations like Aetna International, UnitedHealth Group, Mercer Consulting (Marsh & McLennan Group and Allianz AG.

Prior to joining Cigna he served as Regional Director MEA & Head of strategic development in Aetna International based in Dubai. Prior to that, he served as the Regional Vice President- Asia, Middle East and Africa in UnitedHealthcare International.

His 20 years of experience has covered multiple industries and countries and has allowed him a first-hand experience of new market development in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the United States. He has been involved in the structuring, selection and management of regional and local business development, distribution & operations teams. He developed market entry strategies for new business and also worked on rebranding of existing services to shift market perception. He has hands on experience in Strategic Alliances, M&A activity, Provider Network Development and Employee Engagement Campaigns.

Mr. Verma completed his Executive Development Program from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and also completed numerous leadership programs organized by Mercer, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna and Cigna.

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