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Aetna Global Benefits Appoints New Head of Middle East Operations

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa ()  | Tags: Aetna Global Benefits, International Health Insurance

Stuart Leatherby has been appointed as the Managing Director to head up Aetna's expatriate health insurance business, Aetna Global Benefits, in the Middle East and Africa. Leatherby has been working with Aetna Global Benefits since 2000, and prior to his promotion he has been working as the head of Aetna Global Benefits' International Markets Development team where he was responsible for expanding business across new, and preexisting geographical and market segments. In his decade of service at the company, Leatherby has worked in a number of diverse positions with a variety of responsibilities that have included areas such as compliance, technical claims, product development, workflow management, information technology, underwriting and portfolio management. As the new Managing Director and Head of Aetna Global Benefits business in the Middle East and Africa, Stuart Leatherby will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), with effect from September 1st, 2010. David Corkum, Aetna Global Benefits Group Managing Director, said that "Stuart's extensive international health insurance experience will serve us well in our continued efforts to provide world-class benefit solutions and service for our valued customers and members in the Middle East and Africa. This region is a strategically important market for our organisation, and Stuart and his team's efforts will be instrumental in our continued successful growth and expansion." The current Aetna Global Benefits Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa, Mark Jardin also says that "Stuart possesses a unique combination of strong technical expertise and business experience that will be key to cultivating our consultant, broker and customer relationships, as well as market development activities in the region. I have greatly enjoyed my time in the region and look forward to continuing to assist in Aetna's international expansion and growth upon my return to the United States." Insurance Companies Mentioned: Aetna Aetna LogoAetna is a leading global diversified healthcare benefits company head-quartered in the US, serving approximately 35.8 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their healthcare. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioural health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and healthcare management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labour groups and expatriates. Aetna Global Benefits Aetna Global Benefits LogoAetna Global Benefits, the international business segment of Aetna, is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. AGB's expatriate business is one of the industry's largest and most prominent US-based international health benefits providers, supporting more than 400,000 members worldwide. The organisation's health management business collaborates with healthcare systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally-applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes.
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