Bernard J. Tyson

2017, Boston, Massachusetts

Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals — known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Tyson assumed the role of chairman in January 2014 and has served as CEO since 2013. His career at Kaiser Permanente has spanned more than 30 years. In 2016, Modern Healthcare named him the second most influential leader in health care. In April 2017, he was included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Under Tyson’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente continues to focus on providing affordable, accessible, high-quality health care and improving the health of its members and communities. Kaiser Permanente’s 200,000 employees and 20,000 physicians (with Permanente Medical Groups) provide personalized, coordinated, and technologically advanced care that consistently delivers some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation, while also leading the country in prevention, patient safety, and quality.

Tyson serves on the board of directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) and is a member of AHA’s CEO Roundtable, which is focused on workforce wellness. He is a deputy chairman of the International Federation of Health Plans and is on the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans. Tyson is also a steward of the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge on the Future of Health.