Nash Shaikh

Director, Chief of Staff to the President & CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Nash Shaikh serves as Director, Chief of Staff to the President and CEO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. In this role, Nash is responsible for coordinating and managing deliverables for the President and CEO with an emphasis on strategy and execution. She leads the internal strategy team on developing, implementing, and executing the organization’s enterprise strategy; serves as a liaison for the board of directors and executive leadership team; tracks high priority and highly confidential initiatives for the President and CEO; and facilitates development sessions for all associates related to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategy.

Nash has held several roles in human resources since joining Blue Cross in 2013. She was most recently director of human resources technology and operations before being promoted to her current role in 2021. Nash has held HR-leadership and technology focused roles at Ascena Retail Group, Chevron, Unilever, L&T Infotech, to name a few.

Nash holds an MBA in human resources from the University of Mumbai; a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai (India); a diploma in advertising and public relations; and currently pursuing Executive Leadership from Stanford.

Nash sits on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. She is also the Board Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Board. She is a former president of the India Association of Minnesota and has held several leadership roles on its board of directors. She is a former board member for Leading Edge Human Resource Network. Additionally, Nash serves as a mentor for Hope for Tomorrow. Nash is passionate about Networking and connecting with the community and taking every opportunity to give back.

Nash has two kids, a 12 year-old daughter and 6 year-old son. Her husband works for U.S. Bank. Her favorite activities include teaching Bollywood dance, practicing yoga and traveling.

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