Anita M. Mahon

Executive Vice President & Business Head Healthcare at EXL

Anita M. Mahon is Executive Vice President and Head of Healthcare for EXL. Anita ensures that the strategic plan executes on the overall growth goals of the Company. She is a member of the Executive Committee and works closely with the sales and business teams to implement long- term strategy and drive the next phase of growth for EXL. Anita also leads marketing, sales and business development for EXL.

Prior to EXL, Anita served as Vice President, Data, Strategy & Portfolio Officer for IBM Watson Health. In this role, Anita was responsible for driving alignment across business strategies and data competencies, ensuring that protection of data is the first priority. While at Watson Health, Anita also served as Chief Marketing Officer and led Value-based-care strategy and marketing.

Anita joined IBM with its acquisition of Truven Health Analytics in April 2016. As Chief Strategy Officer at Truven, Anita led the definition and implementation of the company's corporate growth strategy, integrating market, business, and technology trends to establish company priorities. She also led corporate development, including acquisitions, brand strategy, and corporate marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Truven Health in 2006, she served as Executive Director in market strategy, product management, and software development roles at an advanced telecommunications research & development, software, and consulting business that is now part of Ericsson.

Anita earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School, a Master of Science degree in computer science from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Manhattan College.


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