Sandra Clarke is chief financial officer and executive vice president of Healthcare Business Operations at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $21 billion in annual revenue serving over 4.6 million members in the state. She oversees the company’s financial strategy, actuarial functions, and financial operations in addition to leading healthcare business operations. Clarke is also responsible for corporate development, where she plays a senior role in devising and enacting Blue Shield’s strategies to support growth and realize the company’s mission to transform health care.
She has over 25 years of experience directing worldwide financial organizations in an array of industries. Prior to joining Blue Shield, she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of US-based pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Clarke served as chief financial officer for Philips Healthcare’s North and South America Commercial Group and was vice president and controller of Finance at Siemens Water Technologies Group.
Clarke also serves the San Francisco Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council, and Financial Women of San Francisco. She was named by San Francisco Business Times as one of “The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2019.”
Clarke actively serves on the board of trustees at Blue Shield of California Foundation, board chair of Plan Investment Fund, a mutual fund company owned by a group of Blue licensees, as well as board chair at Evio Pharmacy Solutions, and as board director and audit chair at Metromile. She holds a master's degree in Accounting from Bentley University, a master’s degree in Healthcare Law from Seton Hall University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.