Richard Di Benedetto

President Aetna International

Richard di Benedetto is President Aetna International. In this role, Mr. di Benedetto has responsibility for one of the largest global health benefits businesses, serving more than 500,000 members living and working in nearly every country in the world. Aetna International provides expatriate health benefits and collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors to design locally appropriate solutions to measure and manage wellness, and improve health, quality and cost outcomes worldwide.

Mr. di Benedetto came to Aetna in June 2013 from Euromedic International, where he served as chief executive officer for one of the largest European private medical services providers in the field of diagnostic services, laboratories and cancer treatment. Euromedic operates 130 centers in 15 countries and employs more than 3,000 people. Joining Euromedic in 2010, he successfully oversaw a transformation of the company internally and externally in just three short years with a focus on organic growth in priority countries.

Prior to Euromedic, Mr. di Benedetto spent 15 years with GE Healthcare. During his time with GE, he held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility, including general manager, Medical Systems, for Eastern European Operations, and vice president Sales Europe, Middle East, and Africa for the Medical Equipment division. Most recently he served as the president and chief executive officer of their Eastern and Africa Growth Markets. Based in Istanbul, he grew the business 27 percent in the first year and expanded the company’s global footprint (80+ countries) in emerging markets through a combination of organic and inorganic growth.

Mr. di Benedetto also worked for the Econocom Group SA based in France and Germany from 1987 to 1994.

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Posted on 06.01.2016

Building a healthier and happier world

I was delighted to speak at the 2015 European MedTech Forum. This event is always a great opportunity to   connect with old friends and colleagues and to be part of lively and innovative debates. This year, I had the opportunity to discuss the need for a new healthcare system in order to build a healthier […]

By Richard Di Benedetto President Aetna International