Cigna announces new CEO for European operations

Move is part of a new operational structure at the company

Cigna announces new CEO for European operations

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

There has been a shake-up at global health service company Cigna within its European operations – and today it has announced a new face at the top to lead it into that new era.

Having revealed that it will be combining its European operations spanning international organisations, the company has today introduced Arjan Toor (pictured) as its new CEO for the region. The new structure sees all of Cigna’s European business units brought together as it looks to accelerate innovation – it will still have dedicated offices in the UK, Belgium, Kenya, Dubai, Spain, Malaysia and the US.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Cigna,” said Toor. “We operate in an environment with increasing customer expectations. Our new, streamlined organisation allows a greater drive for affordability for our clients, while also helping us create a more tailored and personalised service in markets across the globe. At a time when the cost of healthcare is rising by up to 12% each year and employers want localised solutions for globally mobile individuals, our new organisational structure will be crucial to helping us continue to provide industry-leading, tailored and affordable whole health solutions.”

Toor joined the company back in 2011 and has since held a variety of roles including as chief marketing officer for Cigna International Markets, based in Hong Kong. Now, Jason Sadler, president of Cigna International Markets, believes Toor’s deep knowledge will prove an important asset.

“In his previous role as CEO of Cigna’s International Organisations business, Arjan enhanced its position in the market and I am confident that he will continue to drive our growth trajectory,” he said.

As part of the move, Phil Austin, who previously led Cigna’s European business lines will now take on a broader role as head of strategy and global business development for Cigna International Markets. 

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