Social Governance

UnitedHealth Announces Appointment of Patricia Lewis as Chief Sustainability Officer

Published on: 21 February 2022 09:00 AM
by KnowESG

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UnitedHealth Group, a health care delivery and benefits firm, announced the appointment of Patricia Lewis to the firm's newly created post of Chief Sustainability Officer.

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In 2019, Lewis joined UnitedHealth as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, supervising all aspects of human capital, including compensation and benefits, talent management, leadership and employee development, rewards and recognition and organization development. Lewis held several senior roles at aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Officer before joining UnitedHealth. She also worked at IBM and Dupont.

Andrew Witty, CEO of UnitedHealth Group said: “As sustainability becomes an even greater priority for our company, it’s increasingly important to ensure that we are charting a long-term and lasting enterprise environmental, social and governance strategy. Patricia’s experiences combined with her relationships and keen understanding of the challenges, complexities and opportunities of our enterprise give her a unique vantage point to pursue this work as she helps define the strategy and key areas of focus within our walls and connects our company with external partners across the health sector and beyond.”

Lewis said: “I am honoured to step into a new role as UnitedHealth Group’s first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer. Bringing our company’s climate, health equity and philanthropic efforts together with our diversity, equity and inclusion work, we will envision and execute an ambitious ESG strategy built on the belief that a sustainable future means health and wellness for people and the planet.”