ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced today that Amadou Yattassaye has been named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri. He will assume his new position Aug. 21, 2017.
“Amadou brings a strong skill set along with a proven track record of success to this position,” said Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem‘s West Region. “As we look to work collaboratively to transform the health care system, our members, clients, providers and business partners in Missouri will greatly benefit from Amadou’s extensive experience and passion.”
Yattassaye joined Anthem in 2011 as vice president, Audit/Ethics, serving as Anthem’s chief compliance officer. In 2013, he assumed the role of vice president and chief operating officer of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, where he oversaw several aspects of the local business and operations for New York including the state’s Individual business. Prior to joining Anthem, Yattassaye was a senior manager at Ernst & Young for seven years where he had profit and loss responsibility, management oversight, customer interface and management, along with marketing and business development.
“It’s an honor to be asked to lead Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri,” said Yattassaye. “The past few years have been a time of unprecedented change and innovation in our industry, and that pace only continues to increase. I’m excited by the opportunities this provides to better serve our members and customers in Missouri.”
A native of Mali, West Africa, Yattassaye is a 1998 graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He received a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2002.
Steve Martenet, the former leader of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri, was recently named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. Martenet assumed the role in April 2017, but retained the title of president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri. He will formally hand off that role to Yattassaye effective Aug. 21, 2017.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri
In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area) Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.