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Anthony Welters

Co-Founder and Chairman, Somatus

Anthony Welters is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Somatus. He also currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the BlackIvy Group, LLC, an organization that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, including logistics and infrastructure solutions and businesses that serve the growing consumer class.

Mr. Welters retired as Senior Adviser to the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group, which serves more than 100 million people worldwide through its health and well-being companies. During his two decades at UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Welters also served as Executive Vice President and a Member of the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group and led UHG’s Public and Senior Markets Group. Mr. Welters joined UHG upon its acquisition of AmeriChoice, a $1 billion health care company he founded in 1989.

Mr. Welters is a member of the boards of Loews Corporation, C.R. Bard, Inc, and the Carlyle Group. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of New York University School of Law, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of New York University and a Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a recipient of a Horatio Alger Award, awarded to those who have overcome humble beginnings and adversity to achieve success and contribute to society, and he serves on the board of that charitable organization as well.  He and his wife Beatrice are also recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, in recognition of their long-standing commitment to philanthropy.

Mr. Welters was born and raised in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Bedford Stuyvesant.  He earned a BA in economics from Manhattanville College and a JD from New York University School of Law. Mr. Welters is a member of the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.