100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
David Cordani, 50
President and CEO, Cigna Corp.
- Compensation: $17,307,672 - according to 2016 proxy statement
- Years on list: 4
If Anthem and Cigna are able to tie the knot on their marriage, Cordani has made one thing clear: He wants to maintain power. The deal was almost derailed at the outset after Cordani demanded the CEO position of the combined company once Joseph Swedish retired—a condition Anthem was not willing to hand over. He has led Cigna since the end of 2009, more than doubling the insurer's revenue since then to $38 billion while maintaining high profit margins. He also sits on the board of food giant General Mills.