Benefitalign appoints Manal Mehta as President and CEO of new global organization

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Benefitalign®, a leading cloud-based technology solution provider for health insurance exchanges and benefits administration, has appointed Manal Mehta as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. In this new role, Manal will be responsible for driving sustainable growth of the business and delivering innovative solutions in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

Manal Mehta, President & CEO, Benefitalign

Manal Mehta, President & CEO, Benefitalign

Mr. Mehta brings 25 years of operational and P&L leadership experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and IT industries. Mr. Mehta was most recently with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a leading global pharmaceutical, vaccines and consumer products company, where he served as the Strategy and Operating Officer for the global Oncology business. Mr. Mehta previously served in the Office of the CEO and Corporate Strategy at GSK where he spearheaded the delivery of strategic planning, growth and productivity initiatives. He has extensive experience in business development and M&A, and has led global product development and operations teams. Prior to GSK, Mr. Mehta held leadership roles at Covance Inc. and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

“Manal is a proven leader with relevant strategy and technology skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together,” said Girish Panicker, Benefitalign’s Founder and Chairman of the Board. “Combined with his experience and strong core values, Manal is the perfect choice to lead Benefitalign, as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead an organization that delivers high quality solutions and services that directly contribute to the efficient delivery of healthcare and improving the lives of individuals and families,” said Mr. Mehta. “A big part of my job is to accelerate Benefitalign’s ability to bring innovative products to our customers and help them to adapt and succeed in the fast-evolving healthcare market.”

Mr. Mehta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business.

About Benefitalign®

Benefitalign® is a comprehensive, cloud-based platform that enables your organization to rapidly launch shopping and enrollment solutions, including Private Exchanges, across all lines of business. The modular, integrated platform allows for rapid customization and integration with legacy systems, enabling your organization to launch cutting-edge solutions while leveraging existing infrastructure investments. With integrated Product Management, Commissions Management, and Analytics, Benefitalign is your one stop solution to managing your most critical business functions.

The Benefitalign product portfolio has become an essential tool for health plans, health insurance exchanges (HIXs), retailers and brokers to better reach and engage their members in a fast evolving market. To find out more, visit us at or follow @benefitalign on Twitter.

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