Puerto Rico insurance, tech and tourism firms name top execs – News is My Business

In this edition of Climbing the Corporate Ladder, there are executive appointments across Puerto Rico’s insurance, technology, and tourism industries.

Rivera Cardona has a long and successful career in the health industry with more than 18 years of experience.

Prior to this appointment he served as chief executive officer of Refulgent Strategies, where he reached clients representing more than $12.5 billion in premiums, more than 2.6 million patients, and over 4,000 independent health care services providers and insurance companies.

Prior to that post, Rivera-Cardona was executive director of the Health Insurance Services Administration (ASES, in Spanish) and chaired insurance company COSVI. He also held positions in government, namely Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC, in Spanish) and executive director of the Puerto Rico Trade and Export.

“We have found in Ricardo the ideal person to continue the successful trajectory of the MMM Medical Plans into the future and continue innovating in the field of health for our older adults in the Medicare Advantage segment and providing the best care to the beneficiaries of the Vital plan,” Gonzalez said.

“His experience and knowledge will continue to promote the growth and development of MMM-PR,” he said.

Rivera-Cardona earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from Cornell University. Additionally, I have completed a master’s degree in health administration from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and an Aspen Global Leadership Network member. Rivera-Cardona was appointed to the NY State Health Insurance Administrative Simplification Workgroup in 2020 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to the NY State Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Review Panel in 2021 by Gov. Kathy Hochul.


This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

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