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Ronald A. Williams

Chairman and CEO

RW2 Enterprises, LLC

A veteran business leader and an expert in value creation; Ronald A. Williams is Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC, as well as active in private equity and a director to several corporate boards.  The former Chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna Inc., Mr. Williams now focuses his energy on strategy, values-based leadership, public-private partnership and health care transformation.

Through his firm, RW2 Enterprises, Mr. Williams counsels senior corporate executives on strategy and transformational leadership.  He is Operating Advisor to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice and serves as Chairman of portfolio companies agilon health and naviHealth; a Director of American Express, The Boeing Company, Johnson & Johnson; and a member of the MIT Corporation.  He served on President Obama’s President’s Management Advisory Board from 2011 to 2017.

Mr. Williams became president of Aetna in 2002 and CEO in 2006.  Under his leadership, Aetna was named FORTUNE's most admired company in the Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care category for three consecutive years.  In 2011, the year he retired, Aetna’s revenues were $34 billion, and the company was ranked 77th on the FORTUNE 100 list. 

He is a graduate of Roosevelt University and holds an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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