Full Name
Ruchi Jalla
Job Title
Vice President & Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer
Anthem, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Ruchi Jalla is Vice President & Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer at Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 50 company and leading health care provider dedicated to improving lives and communities and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 117 million people, including more than 45 million within its family of health plans.

Ruchi joined Anthem in 2021 to lead Anthem’s DEI Strategic Framework, fostering partnerships with Anthem’s DEI Council and Senior Leadership team to develop DEI strategies and enterprise initiatives that advance Anthem’s overall diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts internally and externally. Prior to Anthem, Ruchi was Vice President & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer with BAE Systems Inc., a subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, security, and aerospace company.

Ruchi is an experienced, award-winning DEI leader known for building top-performing teams, fostering strong collaboration between DEI and business functions, and is a frequent contributor to publications, panels, keynotes, and other events. Ruchi is a co-founding member of CHIEF, a private network designed for women in executive leadership and a member of the board of trustees for the Langley school. Previously, she also served as President of the Northern Virginia SHRM Board of Directors.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario, Ruchi has earned certifications as a Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory, Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), HR Certification Institute, SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for Human Resource Management, and Certificate in Human Resources Management [High Honors], Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.
Ruchi Jalla