Samer Taleb

Head of Strategy
Cigna Healthcare MEA

Based in Dubai, Samer Taleb is the Head of Strategy at Cigna Healthcare, responsible for charting the company’s strategic course across the dynamic Middle East & Africa region. Samer's appointment marked a pivotal moment in Cigna's journey of expansion and solidifying its position as a leading global health insurance provider in the Middle East.

Bringing a wealth of expertise and a proven track record, Samer hails from AXA, where he most recently held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Head of Control Functions at AXA Next, based in Madrid. With a background deeply rooted in strategic planning, he has adeptly steered numerous companies through transformative growth phases, demonstrating exceptional prowess in areas such as finance, insurtech investment and governance.

Samer has more than 21 years of invaluable experience in strategy, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. His extensive industry knowledge equips him with a profound understanding of market dynamics, competitive landscapes, and emerging trends, all of which are instrumental in shaping Cigna's strategies for continued success and innovation.

Samer officially assumed his role on June 1, 2023, and holds a position on the Middle East & Africa Executive Committee, where he plays a pivotal role in guiding the company toward a prosperous and thriving future.