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Kevin Aron is appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Medscheme Group

14 July 2010 Medscheme Group
Kevin Aron

Kevin Aron

Kevin Aron, the outgoing managing director of Medscheme Health has been appointed Group Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Medscheme Group from 1 July 2010.

Aron has BCom and BAcc degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and qualified as a CA(SA) before obtaining his MBA through Henley (UK). He served his articles at Ernst & Young, and was later appointed to a management accountant role at SA Druggists followed by two years as New Business Development Manager in the SA Druggist subsidiary, Healthcare Management Services. Still within the Group, Kevin spent three years with Medical Services Organisation, rising from Financial Director to Chief Operating Officer.

Two years with Investec followed before he joined Medscheme in 2001, moving from Group Financial Manager to Financial Director of Solutio (now Medscheme Health Risk Solutions), Medscheme’s managed healthcare operation. In April 2004 Kevin was appointed Group Sales and Marketing Director and later to the position of Managing Director of Medscheme Health, Medscheme’s medical scheme administration operation.

His success in engendering a culture of continuous improvement within Medscheme Health has given rise to his appointment as Medscheme’s Group Chief Operating Officer where he will be responsible for operations across the Group.

Medscheme CEO, André Meyer says that the appointment is motivated by Medscheme's commitment to continuous improvement.

"Although Medscheme has performed well in a number of recent industry-related surveys and offers a good pricing structure, the medical scheme industry as a whole is under pressure to minimise non-healthcare costs.

"A more appropriate organisational structure will further optimise operational efficiency, increase customer centricity and offer greater differentiation aligned with client schemes' specific objectives.

"The appointment of a COO who will assume responsibility for operations across the entire Group is a critical first step in achieving these objectives," he says.

Kevin is married to Kathrin and has two children, Stephanie and James.

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