Speaker Biography
Simon Stevens
President, Global Health
UnitedHealth Group (North America/South America/Asia/Africa)
 
Simon Stevens is Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, President of its Global Health division, and Chairman of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform. His responsibilities include leading UnitedHealth’s strategy for, and engagement with, national health reform, ensuring its businesses are positioned for changes in the market and regulatory environment. He also oversees the company’s international businesses and operations. UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH www.unitedhealthgroup.com) funds and organizes care for over 70 million people each year, buying $100 billion of healthcare from doctors, hospitals and other health professionals in 45 countries.

Stevens previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Ovations, UnitedHealth’s $30 billion seniors business and the nation’s largest Medicare health plan, serving nine million Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Part D and other members. Ovations is the Medicare partner of AARP and serves one-in-five Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.

Before joining UnitedHealth, Stevens was British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s health policy director at 10 Downing Street, responsible for reform of the British National Health Service. He has twenty years leadership experience in healthcare policy and management in the United States and internationally, running academic medical centers, primary care, behavioral health and payer organizations, in both the public and private sectors.

He was educated at Oxford University, Strathclyde University and Columbia University, where he was Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in public health policy. He has been Visiting Professor of health policy at the London School of Economics, and serves on the boards of a number of leading non-profit healthcare organizations in New York, Minnesota and London. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.