Thought Leader

Amir Desai

Amir Desai

CIO, Molina Healthcare

Amir P. Desai currently holds the title of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Molina Healthcare Inc., a Fortune 200 managed healthcare company, based out of Long Beach, CA. Amir brings to Molina Healthcare more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, with a unique focus in healthcare IT.

A proven leader recognized for building high-performance and cross-functional teams, Amir has transformed the IT organization into agile service operations, that enable the business-side of Molina Healthcare to realize their full potential. As CIO, Amir understands that the development of digital capabilities is what will bridge the gap between today’s technologies and tomorrow’s innovations. Prior to joining the Molina team, Amir served as the CIO for Q2 Solutions and held senior leadership positions at Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and United Health Group.

Current Focus

Leading through agile planning and operational practices to improve delivery of services.

Digital transformation focused on growth and operational excellence.

Utilizing new technologies to improve upon existing delivery solutions.

Creating a holistic understanding of business, technical, and cost.

Creation of growth through operational excellence.

Improvement collaboration, alignment, and automation towards strategic initiatives.

IT Mission

The mission of IT is aligned with the overall mission of Molina Healthcare, "We improve the health and lives of our members by delivering high-quality health care." Molina healthcare provides quality health care services to financially vulnerable populations via government programs such a Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace.

Personal Facts

Amir has been married for over 20 years and enjoys spending quality time with his three talented sons, cycling, and is a die-hard Atlanta Falcons fan. His dog’s name is Chewbacca a.k.a. “Chewie”.


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