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UnitedHealth names David Wichmann as CEO

Aug 16 (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said its president, David Wichmann, would succeed Stephen Hemsley as the company's chief executive, effective Sept. 1.

Hemsley will take the newly created role of executive chairman of the board, the company said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)