Mohan Nair

Mohan Nair

Chief Executive Officer
EmergeĀ® USA - The Transformation Innovation Company

He is a 3x published author, a proven 6x innovator/startup creator within enterprises, 3x startup CXO with 2 exits, 3x corporate executive. Mohan is Chief Executive of Emerge Inc., a transformation/innovation company.

A pioneer in enabling cause/purpose-focused companies, he is called by many leading organizations to define and frame purpose-driven transformation/innovation.

For 10 years , Mohan served as Chief Innovation Officer, Senior VP of Cambia Health Solutions, an $9.8 Billion US parent company of 25 businesses all focused on a common cause to transform healthcare. He, with his team, created and launched 6 startups in 10 years creating and leading a high performance innovation team called Innovation Force. Healthsparq, his first startup at Cambia, sold to Kyruus in Jan 2021. For 7 years prior, Mohan was Chief Marketing Executive and EVP for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield leading all front-end functions for the multi-billion dollar firm leading all product (individual to medicare), all consumer-directed digital front end, telesales, business development.

He has held President roles of 2 startups, one in cost/performance management and the other in network management, with two exits to McAfee and SAS. Earlier in his career, he led executive roles in public companies namely, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Intel.

He authored Strategic Business Transformation: the 7 deadly sins to avoid (Wiley & Sons, 2010). He has authored 2 other books and over 20 refereed-journal articles on performance measurement/Balance Scorecard and servant leadership. He writes for Forbes,, and is contributing columnist for Innovation Leader.

Mohan was adjunct professor of business at JL Kellogg School of Management for 12 years, 5 years in executive education at the University of Oregon Executive MBA program and is now guest lecturing at UC Berkeley, teaching executive education at University of Auckland, Lewis and Clark College, and advisor to the President at George Fox University. Mohan is a TEDx speaker where he outlines his unique business transformation philosophy.

His board roles included United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Evergreen Air/space Museum (current) , Technology Association of Oregon (current) and Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Life Insurance company.

Mohan is awarded the prestigious Edmund Hillary Fellow in Aotearoa New Zealand, since 2020. He is also Operating partner/Innovator-in-residence with MOVAC capital, the largest venture fund in New Zealand and advisor to several startups in New Zealand. He was called by the President of the USA to serve the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 3 years on the AHIC Chronic Care Workgroup.