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Mark Bertolini

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Aetna, Inc.

Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award

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Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna, a Fortune 50 diversified health care benefits company with over $63 billion in 2016 revenue.  Aetna serves an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Mr. Bertolini assumed the role of CEO on November 29, 2010 and of Chairman on April 8, 2011.

Mr. Bertolini joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products.  From July 2007 to December 2014, he served as president, responsible for all of Aetna’s businesses and operations across the company’s broad range of health care products and related services – including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, as well as medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans.  Prior to serving as Aetna’s president, Mr. Bertolini was executive vice president and head of Aetna’s regional businesses, which included the company’s individual, retiree, small group and middle market segments, as well as numerous product, network and service areas.

In 2016, Mr. Bertolini was recognized in the top four of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for his efforts to promote measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality.  He meets regularly with state and federal policymakers to further these efforts and share Aetna’s vision for a consumer-centric healthcare system. Mr. Bertolini has also been recognized as a leader in corporate social responsibility for his historic decision to raise Aetna’s base wage to $16 per hour and reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income households. In recognition of this decision, he was named to Fortune’s 2015 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and also to the 2015 Politico 50. Mr. Bertolini continues to encourage other employers to follow Aetna’s example by promoting his philosophy that corporations should “do well by doing good.”

At New York City's Pierre Hotel, CED honored Mark Bertolini, the Chairman and CEO of Aetna. CED awarded Mark the Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award, which Roger W. Crandall, the President and CEO of MassMutual, presented. View the presentation below. 

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