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Karen S. Lynch

President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health®

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Karen S. Lynch is president and chief executive officer of CVS Health®, leading more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about building a world of health around every consumer. The company touches the lives of more than 100 million people through its health care benefits and pharmacy benefits management businesses, and presence in over 9,000 community health destinations across America.

Karen has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming president and CEO in February 2021, she was executive vice president of CVS Health and president of Aetna®. Before joining CVS Health, Karen held executive positions at Cigna® and Magellan Health®, where she served as president. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant.

In 2023, Karen was selected for the TIME100 annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world. She was named the top-ranking leader for the last three years on Fortune's list of the Most Powerful Women in Business.

Karen graduated from Boston College and received her MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. She is a member of the President of the United States Export Council. Karen serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and is a member of the Business Roundtable.

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