As Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett has said, one of the first priorities for the highly anticipated healthcare venture between Berkshire, Amazon and JPMorgan is finding a CEO to run it. According to CNBC, two of the three names on their shortlist don’t want the job.
The three names CNBC mentioned were former acting administrator of CMS Andy Slavitt, former U.S. chief technology officer and Castlight Health co-founder Todd Park and Gary Loveman, a former senior executive at Aetna.
Park told CNBC that “while I wish this new endeavor the very best, I am not a candidate to lead it.” Slavitt appeared to tamp down speculation in a tweet, calling the venture “interesting and filled with a lot of promise, but my passion is bringing healthcare to every American and closing the gaps for vulnerable communities & families,” referencing his role in the recently launched group, the United States of Care.
Buffett has said he expects the CEO to be selected this year. CNBC said Berkshire Hathaway’s Todd Combs is leading the search, with an informal role being assumed by venture capitalist John Doerr.
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