Ricardo Rivera-Cardona served as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, a $2.8 billion Government Health Plan that serves 1.5 million people. As Executive Director, he was successful in reducing operational costs, targeting fraud, waste, and abuse, and maximizing revenue initiatives while developing an integrated approach to improving care of high-frequency users.
Prior to 2013, Mr. Rivera-Cardona was President of Cooperativa De Seguros de Vida de PR (COSVI), a Puerto Rico-based health and life insurance company. From January 2005 to December 2007, he served as Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce and as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company. He previously held marketing and consulting positions at organizations including Eli Lilly, Procter & Gamble, and Arthur D. Little.
Mr. Rivera-Cardona earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s of Engineering from Cornell University. He is completing a Master’s of Health Administration at Columbia University, is a Fellow of the second class of the Health Innovators Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.