Stephen J. Hemsley is executive chairman of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health care system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group provides a comprehensive array of health benefits and health services that help to improve the affordability, accessibility, quality and convenience of health care. Mr. Hemsley also serves as a member of the company’s board of directors.
He previously served as chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer, UnitedHealth Group. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group in 1997, Mr. Hemsley was managing partner in strategy and planning and chief financial officer for Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Mr. Hemsley serves on the board of directors for Cargill, a global provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. His philanthropic interests focus on health care, education, and religious and social services, principally in the Twin Cities area. Mr. Hemsley received a B.S. degree in accounting from Fordham University in 1974.