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Prakash Vanguri

Prakash Vanguri is the Head of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function at Healthfirst. In his role, he works closely with Healthfirst’s Board and Executive Leadership in identifying, assessing and quantifying key enterprise risks that could impede the achievement of Healthfirst’s strategic objectives. He is also responsible for the design and implementation of risk infrastructure to proactively monitor Healthfirst’s risk exposure to be within its risk appetite and elevate employee awareness towards holistic risk and risk management with the aim of creating and protecting enterprise value.

Prior to Healthfirst, Vanguri was the Director of ERM for Cambia Health Solutions (formerly Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield), a family of more than 25 health care companies dedicated to transforming health care. He also spent several years with Deloitte in their Governance Regulatory and Risk Services practice and had the unique opportunity to design and deliver customized ERM solutions for several Fortune 100 companies and quasi-governmental agencies. His Deloitte tenure also included an expat rotation to India.

Vanguri is also an adjunct faculty lecturer for the Master of Science program in Enterprise Risk Management at Columbia University in the city of New York.

He is a thought leader with over 15 years of ERM experience and served U.S. and emerging markets. A regular presenter and a panelist at ERM conferences, Vanguri holds a Master of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Manitoba in central Canada and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics from the Nizam College in south India.