Richie Etwaru

Chief Digital Officer IMS Health

RIchie Etwaru


Richie Etwaru is IMS Health’s chief digital officer, which is a role designed to help bridge the innovation and efficiency gap for healthcare stakeholders and life sciences customers using analytics and technology. He assumed this role in April 2015.

Richie joined IMS Health as part of the Cegedim acquisition where he served in the same chief digital officer capacity. Before that, he was a member of the Cegedim Executive Committee serving as Group Vice President, Cloud and Digital Innovation for two years. Prior to joining Cegedim, Richie worked for eight years in roles of increasing responsible and scope for UBS Wealth Management and Barclays respectively where he focused on innovation and technology.

A frequent keynote speaker at leading tech-related events and forums, Richie casts a vision of a technologically-enabled healthcare system in the near future. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has started several companies, as well as an author and regular contributor to and Huffington Post.

Richie was a former Clinton Global Initiative delegate and currently serves as a board member for multiple not-for-profit organizations.

Richie earned his Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from York College as well as his M.B.A. in Technology Management from University of Phoenix where he’s currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership.