Mark Bertolini

CEO, Aetna

Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, a diversified health care benefits company. Recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader, Mr. Bertolini is a strong advocate of market-based solutions, the expansion and use of health information technology, and the sustainability of the employer-based system. Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as president and chief executive officer.

Born and raised in Detroit, Mr. Bertolini worked various jobs throughout high school and college, including assembly work at a Ford Motor Company plant and various caregiver roles in health care delivery. Mr. Bertolini is a spinal cord injury survivor and is partially disabled as the result of a severe skiing accident in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Bertolini donated a kidney to his son. His previous work and personal experiences with the health care system are foundational to his dedication to improving the patient experience and addressing the longstanding challenges facing the U.S. health care system. Mr. Bertolini holds an undergraduate degree in business administration/finance from Wayne State University and a MBA in finance from Cornell University.