DUBAI, UAE – October 27, 2020 – Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), a global health services company, has expanded the remit of Jerome Droesch, Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa region to include all markets across South East Asia (SEA) as well as the Regional Health Solutions portfolio. The move reinforces Cigna’s commitment to the fast-growing insurance industry in the SEA region.
Jerome has successfully led Cigna’s Middle East business and strengthened the company’s standing as an industry leader through achieving region-wide growth and stability. Recently, he was tasked with driving the growth of Cigna’s Africa markets and with building synergies across the Middle East and Africa region. In doing so, he enabled Cigna to offer more accessible and convenient solutions to its customers.
Jason Sadler, President, Cigna International Markets, said: “As a seasoned leader with extensive experience in driving business growth in the health insurance sector, Jerome holds a stellar track record in Cigna’s MEA region. As a crucial market for Cigna, I am keen to witness our growing presence in the South East Asia region under his leadership.”
“South East Asia is a vital market for Cigna with a lot of growth opportunities. The dynamic economy and the vibrant insurance industry of the region are focused on innovation, allowing us an opportunity to leverage our customer-centric approach to tailor solutions that are simple, innovative, accessible and affordable,” said Jerome. “Over the next few years, we aim for growth with a strengthened product portfolio and will focus on delivering service excellence to people and businesses across the SEA region.”
Jerome’s career spans over 29 years in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Cigna, he served as CEO of AXA Partners and was engaged in insurance businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
About Cigna Middle East & Africa
Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being, and peace of mind. With a heritage of over 200 years, Cigna is committed to its promise of being together all the way in providing healthcare, clinical management and wellness programs to employers, individuals, and governments around the world.
Operating for more than 17 years in the MENA region, Cigna serves the GCC markets and Lebanon through its locally regulated entities. The company delivers both health and wellness services to individuals, employers and government entities in the region.
Cigna has been operating in the African continent for 60 years servicing over 250,000 members. Cigna is servicing corporates through a partnership between Hollard and Cigna. Together; we provide health insurance for local companies looking to insure key resources and multinationals looking to harmonise their health insurance across Africa.
Cigna maintains a global sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, employing over 74,000 people that service more than 165 million customer relationships and more than 1 billion customer touchpoints