Cigna poaches QBE's global chief data and analytics officer


Cigna poaches QBE's global chief data and analytics officer

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US health insurer Cigna has appointed Gina Papush to the newly created role of global chief data and analytics officer.

Papush comes to Cigna with more than 22 years of experience in analytics strategy development and the use of data science to drive business value. Most recently, she served as the global chief data and analytics officer at QBE Insurance Group. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions focused on enterprise data and analytics implementation at Citigroup, Fulcrum Analytics and GE Capital.

Papush will be responsible for leading Cigna’s enterprise data and analytics team and further enhancing its vision and strategy to advance its growth agenda. She will be based in Bloomfield, Connecticut and report directly to Chris Hocevar, Cigna's president of strategy, segments and solutions.

“As our industry evolves, embedding insights and analytics across the enterprise will enhance Cigna’s ability to more rapidly deliver simplified, affordable, personalized and integrated experiences for our customers and clients,” said Hocevar. “Gina will be an invaluable thought partner to the executive leadership team – enabling Cigna to better leverage insights to guide decision-making, leapfrog innovation, more proactively address stakeholder needs and drive positive health outcomes in the future.”

Papush commented: "I look forward to being part of the company, which is consistently recognized for creating innovative solutions tailored to client and customer needs, and harnessing the power of actionable insights to deliver even greater value to those stakeholders."

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