Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) today announced that Kimberly A. Ross has been appointed to Cigna’s Board of Directors. Her appointment is effective June 1, 2020.
Ms. Ross served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes (supplier to the oil and gas industry) from September 2014 until July 2017. She is currently a director of Nestlé S.A. and a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of PQ Corporation. Ms. Ross was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avon Products Incorporated (a global consumer products company) from November 2011 until September 2014. Prior to joining Avon, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Ahold N.V. (a food retail company) from 2007 to 2011.
“We are delighted to welcome Kimberly to Cigna’s Board,” said David M. Cordani, Cigna President and Chief Executive Officer. “She brings experience from a variety of different industries — all of which we will be able to draw upon as Cigna works to transform the healthcare experience of consumers and healthcare professionals to one that is more simple, affordable, predictable and personal.”
“Cigna’s Board refreshment process is an important way for the company to continually update the collective skillset of its directors and bring fresh perspectives into the Board room,” said Isaiah Harris, Jr., Cigna Chairman of the Board. “Kimberly’s wealth of finance, international and public company experience — as well as her significant management and leadership skills and perspective — will make her a valuable addition to Cigna’s Board.”
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