100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Mark Bertolini, 60
Chairman and CEO, Aetna
- Compensation: $17,262,879 - according to 2016 proxy statement
- Years on list: 5
Bertolini, Aetna's CEO since late 2010, was one of the biggest winners from 2015's health insurance merger hoopla as he bested his competitors' pursuits for the highly desired Humana and its Medicare Advantage heft'a move that would greatly expand Aetna's $63 billion of revenue. He's made it a mission to challenge the federal government and obtain approval for the Humana deal, and he's also pushing Medicare Advantage as "the solution to entitlement reform around health benefits." He recently joined the board of Thrive Global, the new health and wellness company founded by media mogul Arianna Huffington.