Andrew Lee ’94, vice president, new businesses for Aetna, has been selected by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Young Global Leader for 2011.
The World Economic Forum recognizes leaders under the age of 40 from more than 65 countries. Lee was among 190 individuals representing business, social entrepreneurship, media, politics, nonprofits, society and arts and culture.
“I am honored to be recognized as a Young Global Leader,” Lee said. “With this honor comes a personal responsibility to leverage this important platform and diverse network to make meaningful progress in addressing major challenges facing the global community. I am excited to share my experiences and perspectives and, more importantly, to work with the other honorees to transform ideas into action.”
The first American Indian to receive this honor, Lee is recognized widely for his leadership in American Indian affairs. He is the co-author of a comprehensive book on the social and economic conditions among tribes. His current work at Aetna includes helping to develop the company’s Accountable Care Solutions business, which works across the country with hospitals and health centers to improve the overall quality and affordability of health care.
According to Mark T. Bertolini, CEO and president of Aetna, “Aetna is committed to expanding its global presence and this distinction reinforces the importance of our commitment to having a talented, diverse workforce in place to compete in the global marketplace. In his six years with Aetna, Andrew has made valuable contributions to the organization.”
Drawn from a pool of almost 5,000 candidates, the Young Global Leaders 2011 were chosen by a selection committee chaired by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.