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Karen S. Lynch

Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer

Karen S. Lynch is president and chief executive officer of CVS Health®, the Fortune 10 leading health solutions company. Karen leads more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about delivering a superior health care experience for consumers by improving health outcomes, broadening access to care and lowering costs.

Under Karen’s leadership, CVS Health 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 the United States. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, Karen has set bold goals to advance health equity and ensure a healthier planet for the people and communities CVS Health serves.

Karen has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer in February 2021, Karen was executive vice president of CVS Health and president of Aetna®, where she was responsible for delivering consumer-centric, holistic health care to the millions of people Aetna serves.

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.

Karen was selected for the 2023 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. In 2022, Fortune named Karen the Most Inspirational CEO. She was also included on the Bloomberg 50 list of people who have changed global business.

A graduate of Boston College and Boston University Questrom School of Business, Karen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford in 2022, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Becker College in 2015.

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