Rajesh Shrestha
President, New Markets and Chief Business Officer

Rajesh Shrestha serves as president, new markets and chief business officer for Alignment Healthcare. In this role, he is responsible for growth of the enterprise and operational oversight of new markets.

Prior to joining Alignment Healthcare, Mr. Shrestha served as chief operating officer of community-based care at Intermountain Healthcare, where he advanced the company’s care model through innovation, driving improved health outcomes and creating a value-based care operating model across the entire health system. He was responsible for all risk- and value-based business across Intermountain and the associated financial performance, as well as optimization of patient outcomes, management of total cost of care, and seamless integration of technology and digital assets. Mr. Shrestha was also founder and CEO of Castell, an Intermountain entity aimed at assisting providers, payers and other stakeholders transitioning to value-based care. During his tenure, Mr. Shrestha was also instrumental in expanding Intermountain into new markets.
Previously, he spent nearly a decade at Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), where he held several executive leadership roles across the enterprise, including care delivery, health plan and management services organization assets, focused on improving patient outcomes and affordability. He held multiple P/L roles including serving as president of Cigna’s national home-based care business and as senior vice president and general manager of CareAllies, a Cigna-company focused on value-based care, where he was a founding member. Before this, he led Cigna Healthcare of Arizona Medicare Advantage Plan to a 5-star Medicare plan rating and had operational oversight of Cigna Medical Group. Mr. Shrestha also held leadership positions within Cigna Onsite Health and Cigna International.
Prior to joining Cigna, he spent more than a decade working closely with health plans and providers as well as state and federal agencies to set up quality programs and value-based network arrangements. Mr. Shrestha was recently recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare. Mr. Shrestha is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.