Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Jerome Droesch

CEO Middle East & Africa, Senior Executive Officer & Chairman
Cigna Insurance Middle East


Based in Dubai, Jérôme Droesch is the Chief Executive Officer of Cigna in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, Board Member for Cigna’s operations in India and Turkey, and Senior Executive Officer & Chairman of Cigna Insurance Management Services Board in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). 

In his capacity, he is responsible for advancing the company’s operations as the premier provider of both health and wellness insurance services to individuals, groups and government entities across the MEA region, Turkey and India. 

Under Jerome’s leadership in 2019, Cigna’s Middle East business strengthened its position as an industry leader, achieving growth and stability, whilst acquiring numerous industry accolades along the way, including Health Insurance Company of the Year at both the MENA IR and MIIA awards respectively. 

In addition, he oversees Cigna’s locally regulated offices in the Middle East and Africa and the implementation of high-level strategies for ensuring the long-term profitable growth of the organization.

Prior to joining Cigna, Jérôme was with AXA Group in an illustrious career spanning over 27 years, where he held various management positions across multiple geographies and business. 

Jérôme has a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Centrale, a Masters in Wealth Management from the SKEMA Business School, and has completed his further management studies from INSEAD. 

He is fluent in French and English. 

Sessions of the speaker



10:00 - 11:00

The healthcare sector is known for being one of the most active adopters of new technology and innovation in efforts to improve the patient’s outcomes. However, the pandemic has had overwhelmed the healthcare sector and have persuaded them to change perspective and accelerate the adoption of new healthcare technologies. This session will highlight: 

  • The rise & success of telehealth. 

  • The challenges faced during the pandemic. 

  • Adopting & implementing technologies like AI & big data to track and combat the current pandemic 

  • Preparing for second wave or future pandemic

Jerome Droesch
CEO Middle East & Africa, Senior Executive Officer & Chairman
Cigna Insurance Middle East
Dr. Efrat Shefer
Philips Israel
Sinan Atlig
AfME Regional President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group
Elie Chaillot
Vice President & CEO, Services, EMEA
GE Healthcare
Session Chair:
Jan Schmitz-Hubsch
Strategy& Middle East, part of the PwC network