Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has appointed Tej P. Shah as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Shah joins the state’s largest health insurer after spending more than 13 years working as a management consultant in the healthcare industry.
In his most recent position, he worked for Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm that specializes in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation and leadership development. As an associate partner, he created innovative partnerships among physician groups, hospital systems, vendors and payers to build value-based healthcare delivery models. Shah additionally has worked with providers and Blue and non-Blue health plans across the country in developing strategic and operating plans to grow membership while decreasing healthcare costs through partnerships, products, defined provider engagement approaches and consumer exchange strategies.
“During this time of unprecedented change, where uncertainty and opportunity intersect, Tej’s vision and experience in healthcare management will be a valuable addition to our company,” says Mike Reitz, Blue Cross president and CEO.
In his role at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Shah’s responsibilities will include corporate strategy as well as business and partnership development. As a member of the Senior Management Team, he will provide strategic leadership in the development of corporate initiatives.
“I am excited by the opportunity to join such a premier organization as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and provide new insights and perspectives to build upon the company’s rich history,” Shah says. “Healthcare is changing dramatically, and we have the unique ability to create new roles and opportunities to better the costs, outcomes and experiences of our customers.”
Originally from the Detroit area, Shah earned his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with an emphasis in corporate strategy and healthcare and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Shah is married to Pansy Kapoor Shah and is the father of two children.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the oldest and largest Louisiana-based health insurance company. Blue Cross is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders—and governed by a local Board of Directors. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to more than one out of every four Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana employs more than 1,900 Louisianians who are committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.
Learn more on the company's website at www.bcbsla.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluecrossla. Follow Blue Cross on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BCBSLA and CEO Mike Reitz at www.twitter.com/MikeReitzCEO.
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