Karen Lynch

President, Aetna

"Ms. Lynch is President of Aetna and joined the company in 2012 as executive vice president and head of Specialty Products. Prior to joining Aetna, she held executive positions at Cigna and Magellan Health Services, where she served as President. Ms. Lynch began her career with Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In 2016 and 2017, she was named to Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list and was also recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 Top 25 Women in Healthcare. Ms. Lynch is a recognized thought leader and LinkedIn Influencer and speaks and writes regularly about healthcare transformation, the importance of mental and physical health, and diversity in leadership. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Boston College and an MBA from Boston University. In 2015, Ms. Lynch was presented with an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Becker College in Worcester, MA."


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