Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu, MBA
Vice President, Market Operations –
Performance and Impact
Recognized as an industry “Game Changer” and voted one of the “Top 10 Minorities in Healthcare to Watch”, Ije is a savvy thought leader, business strategist and sought-after voice for driving impact. UK born, California raised, daughter of Nigeria, she is a global citizen. Leveraging humor and humanity, she brings this unique perspective to challenging workplace and societal norms. Her focus is simple – make the world better for all.
Ije has a proven track record of developing and executing strategy, leading large-scale initiatives, and delivering results. As vice president, Performance & Impact for Kaiser Permanente, she is building a world class service management function that delivers well defined business value and a distinctive user benefit. She is responsible for developing multi-year strategies focused on service delivery optimization, customer/market engagement, and performance & talent management strategies. She also ensures the organization’s spending decisions are economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. Her portfolio includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy; user experience; risk management; sustainability; supplier diversity; and economic & community impact. In addition, she leads KP POWER, the initiative she spearheaded to amplify gender-focused activities that attract, retain and equitably advance women.
A committed community leader, Ije is dedicated to cultivating the trailblazers of today and for decades to come. She serves on the board of directors for the Center for Environmental Heath, MAKERS@ and Linkage. Ije was named a “Top 40 under 40” executive by the San Francisco Business Times, received the Corris Boyd Leadership Award, was acknowledged by Modern Healthcare as an “Up and Comer,” and is a Fellow of the Carol Emmott Foundation. She is also the founder and host of The Pink Couch, a platform that seeks to change the world one uncomfortable conversation at a time.
Ije earned a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and completed executive leadership residencies at both Harvard Business School and the International Federation of Health Plans.