Delta Dental Appoints Decorated Health Executive as New COO and Senior Vice President

Karim Bennis has just been appointed the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Delta Dental of New Jersey. 

“We are delighted to welcome Karim as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President to Delta Dental of New Jersey,” said Dennis G. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey. “Karim’s deep knowledge of the insurance industry and expertise in operations and strategic transformation will be a driving force in our company’s next chapter.”

Bennis comes to Delta Dental with an accomplished career as a healthcare executive already under his belt, during which he has repeatedly proven himself more than capable of producing game-changing results for numerous organizations.

“I am pleased to join Delta Dental of New Jersey to help support its mission to provide accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value,” said Bennis. “With an eye towards operational efficiency and strategic growth, I look forward to promoting oral health and vision health across the region.”

Prior to Delta Dental, Bennis served as EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Avesis, a dental and vision insurance provider, where he ran the day-to-day operations while leading a comprehensive transformation program to create a one-stop shop of supplemental benefits. Bennis also led efforts in his time at Walmart to develop Walmart Health into a transformative “supercenter of healthcare” providing access to affordable and quality care at scale. In his previous role at Monitor Deloitte, he developed and executed large-scale enterprise transformations, strategy development, merger integration, and operational improvement engagement for both large and mid-size healthcare clients.

Bennis received his MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and his Master of Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also holds a Master of Applied Finance from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris, France.

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