Sven Peterson is Vice President of Compliance, Ethics and Regulatory Services at Premera, and serves as Premera’s Compliance & Ethics Officer. Sven is responsible for the formulation and execution of Premera’s relationship and reputation management strategy with regulators, and for providing advice regarding regulatory issues affecting the company’s strategic direction. Sven manages the company’s response to inquiries, surveys and examinations by state and federal agencies that regulate carriers and insurers and oversees the implementation activities resulting from such reviews.
Sven co-founded and co-leads Premera’s Data and Artificial Ethics Committee, which was established to ensure that Premera uses data and AI responsibly, in accordance with all ethical, legal and regulatory requirements. The DAIEC composed of cross-functional leaders from across the Company. Sven also serves on Premera’s AI Leadership Committee, which was developed to evaluate adoption of advanced AI strategies and ensure that the technology, tools, and controls are in place to govern Generative AI development and usage. Sven is a frequent speaker on the ethical and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence.
In addition to his work at Premera, Sven serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Business Ethics at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. He also teaches Ethical Leadership in the MBA program at the University of Washington.
Prior to joining Premera in 2012, Sven was an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Prior to his government service, Sven was in private practice at Foster Pepper in Seattle, focusing on health care law. Sven received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. Before attending law school, Sven earned a Ph.D. in philosophy, focused on ethics, from Georgetown University. Sven graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University, where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society and Psi Chi. Sven and his wife live in northeast Seattle with their two children.