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UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley Joins Cargill Board of Directors

UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley Joins Cargill Board of Directors


MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Cargill announced that UnitedHealth Group’s CEO, Stephen J. Hemsley, has joined its Board of Directors.

David MacLennan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill"Steve's humility and depth of character are consistent with Cargill's values. Under his leadership, UnitedHealth Group not only has posted strong growth, it has built a values-based culture that has strengthened the company's reputation,” David MacLennan, Cargill's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said in a press release. “Steve also brings deep financial experience and broad exposure to complex, regulated markets.”

Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group and newest member of Cargill's Board of Directors (Photo Source: Stock Group #1)

Hemsley, who has served UnitedHealth Group as its CEO since 2006, joins six other independent directors, including:

  • Richard H. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Louis R. Chênevert, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation
  • Arthur D. Collins, Jr., retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc.
  • Richard M. Kovacevich, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bernard Poussot, retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Wyeth
  • Trudy Rautio, retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Carlson

Hemsley served as UnitedHealth’s President and Chief Operating Officer before accepting the role as CEO nine years ago. He brings a range of leadership experience to the position, having been a managing partner in both strategy and planning for Arthur Andersen, LLP before joining UnitedHealth Group in 1997, as well as Chief Financial Officer.

MacLennan concluded that his full range of experience, both financially and in leadership roles, would make Hemsley a wonderful addition to the board.

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