Lawrence Cho is the chief strategy and growth officer at Allina Health, a leading not-for-profit health system, based in the Twin Cities with annual revenues of approximately $5 billion. In this role, he oversees strategy, business development, enterprise analytics, information technology, and innovation/ventures across the health system. He provides strategic and growth leadership across the health system, including focus areas of value-based care, population health, healthcare technology and payer/ provider partnerships.
Prior to joining Allina Health in 2021, Lawrence was a member of Mayo Clinic’s executive team. At Mayo Clinic, he held positions of chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International, where he focused on expanding Mayo’s model of care internationally and chair of Corporate Development, where he led enterprise-wide strategic partnership and merger & acquisitions initiatives. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Lawrence held various finance, strategy and business development positions in industry-leading organizations of Medtronic, McKinsey & Company and General Mills.
Lawrence earned an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, where he graduated with high distinction. During that time, he led health care projects in multiple emerging markets while working with the William Davidson Institute. He also completed a B.S. from the University of Michigan in Neuroscience and Economics.
Current and past board memberships include Flare Capital Partners (Advisory Board), Allina Health Aetna (Board), Inbound Health (Board), SSMC (Abu Dhabi hospital – Executive Board), Wuxi Diagnostics (Board), Make-A-Wish Foundation (Executive Board), Wolverine Venture Fund (Healthcare Board) and Mu Performing Arts (theater and arts – Executive Board and CFO).