UnitedHealth Group Appoints Sir Andrew Witty As President

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Andrew Witty has been appointed as the President for the UnitedHealth Group. Witty is now set to manage enterprise business strategy formulation and development, as president in addition to his responsibilities as Optum CEO.

Witty was formerly named as the executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group, and chief executive officer, Optum in March 2018. From 2008 to 2017, Witty worked as chief executive officer and a director of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. Witty is a former chancellor of the University of Nottingham and works on the Singapore Prime Minister’s R&D Advisory Board.

“Optum has made remarkable progress under Andrew’s leadership over the past 18 months, clarifying and focusing its strategy, and driving key priorities to advance Optum’s position as a leader in health care services. I’m confident that expanding Andrew’s strategic insights more broadly across the company will help accelerate the next phase of innovation and growth at UnitedHealth Group as we focus on building and shaping the next generation health system in a socially conscious way,” stated David S. Wichmann, UnitedHealth Group Chief Executive Officer.

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. To learn more about (UNH) please visit the Vista Partners Company Dedicated UNH Coverage Page.

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