Following a strategic decision to merge its European and Middle East & Africa divisions, Aetna international has appointed David Healy as General Manager of the newly created EMEA region. Healy joined Aetna in 2012 and previously held the position of GM for Europe and VP Head of Global Operations.
Serving more than 900,000 members worldwide, Healy will now lead Aetna’s expansion of international business across EMEA, which includes international health benefits and health management solutions.
He will be supported by a multi-cultural team of over 500 people across EMEA and will be responsible for working closely with Aetna’s strategic partners, governments and health officials to provide empowering health management solutions across the region.
With over 30 years of experience in International Insurance and Employee Benefits Industries, Healy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.
Commenting on his appointment, Healy said: “In order to support our strategy to scale-up our capabilities, work with stakeholders on further developing healthcare infrastructure and create greater access to the right healthcare solutions, we have implemented a new structure by creating an EMEA region.
“Not only will this allow us to leverage our strengths and give our people the best environment to contribute and develop, it will also allow faster decision-making, more regional empowerment and accountability and put our customer groups at the heart of everything we do – including brokers.”
Before joining Aetna, Healy worked for AEGON Ireland, the cross-border arm of AEGON, where he served as Managing Director for life, investment and variable annuity products in Europe. His insurance career began in 1987 with operational roles in Ireland. He joined J Rothschild International in 1993 to help launch its international operations from Dublin. In 1995 Healy joined the cross-border life assurance company Scottish Equitable International in Luxembourg at its start-up, becoming Managing Director in 1997.
Healy holds a BA (Hons) in Insurance Management and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Healy will be based at the regional headquarters in the United Arab Emirates and will be responsible for all Aetna International markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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