Ronald A. WilliamsSenior Advisor
Ronald A. Williams is Chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC and is the former Chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Mr. Williams is the bestselling author of “Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization”.
Mr. Williams focuses his energy on private equity health care value creation, corporate boards, value-based leadership, and transformational change. Through his firm, RW2 Enterprises, Mr. Williams counsels C-Suite corporate executives on strategy and transformational leadership. As Operating Advisor to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice, he oversees portfolio companies including serving as Founding Chairman of agilon health and Chairman of apree health (previously Castlight/ Vera Whole Health). He previously served as Chairman of naviHealth and PharMedium. He is a Director of The Boeing Company, Warby Parker, former Lead Director of American Express and served on the Johnson & Johnson Board. Mr. Williams became president and joined Aetna’s Board in 2002. In 2006, he became chairman and CEO until he retired in 2011.
Mr. Williams is Chairman of The Conference Board, a member of the President’s Circle of the National Academies, and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He served on President Obama’s President’s Management Advisory Board from 2011 to 2017.
He is a graduate of Roosevelt University and holds an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.