Anthem Inc. last week announced that John Gallina was named as its new EVP and CFO.
Gallina will take his new position on June 1.
“We are pleased to name John Gallina as Anthem’s executive vice president and chief financial officer." Chairman, President and CEO Joseph Swedish said. "John has been an instrumental member of our organization for many years. I have worked closely with John and I am confident that he has the expertise and readiness to take on this important responsibility as chief financial officer for our company. John’s long tenure and experience in our finance organization, together with his broad recognition as a leader within our company, will be invaluable as he begins this new role.”
Gallina is moving up from his current position as SVP and CFO for Anthem's Commercial and Specialty Business Division. He has served in other leadership positions in Anthem's Internal Audit and Continuous Improvement and Comprehensive Health Services Divisions. He has worked for Anthem or one of its affiliated companies for the past 22 years.
“I am honored to assume the role of chief financial officer at this important time in Anthem’s history,” Gallina said. “I look forward to working with Joe, the entire Anthem leadership team and our Board of Directors as we work to complete the Cigna acquisition, which is scheduled to close in the second half of 2016. From a longer-term perspective, I am excited to have the opportunity to play a larger role as Anthem continues our work as America’s valued health partner in providing increased access to high quality health care.”