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Ekrem M. Sarper

Ekrem M. Sarper
Head of International Public Policy, Cigna Corporation

Ekrem Sarper joined the Cigna Corporation, a global health services company as Head of International Public Policy in 2021. In this role, he partners with Cigna’s international markets business leaders to drive business growth. He is responsible for building the enterprise’s engagement on international matters with the Executive Branch, Embassies, International and Non-governmental Organizations, senior regulators, foreign governments and industry associations.

Prior to joining Cigna, Mr. Sarper was the Lead Manager, Bilateral Affairs with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Vice Chair of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Implementation and Assessment Committee (IAC). He was responsible for overseeing and coordinating NAIC’s bilateral relationships with foreign regulators and governments on behalf of the State Insurance Commissioners. As Vice Chair of the IAIS IAC, he oversaw the assessment activity and implementation monitoring of the Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) and the Holistic Framework for the assessment and mitigation of systemic risk in the insurance sector. Prior to the NAIC, Mr. Sarper served as Director, International Trade for the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI), and as a Senior Research Associate at the Stern Group.

Mr. Sarper has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and French from Kingston University, London, and his master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

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