Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Bernard J. Tyson

Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading integrated health-care providers and nonprofit health plans. With annual operating revenue of nearly $65 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. In his more than 30 years with Kaiser, Tyson has successfully managed all major aspects of the organization, serving as hospital administrator, division president, president, and chief operating officer. In 2016, the publication Modern Healthcare named him the second most influential leader in health care. Tyson serves on the board of the American Heart Association and is a member of AHA's CEO Roundtable. He is a deputy chairman of the International Federation of Health Plans and is on the board of America's Health Insurance Plans. Tyson is also a steward of the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge on the Future of Health. He was awarded the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's 2014 National Equal Justice Award. In April 2017, he was included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.


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