Okorie L. Ramsey
Okorie Ramsey is the Vice President of Sarbanes/Oxley (SOX) for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
In this role, Mr. Ramsey is advancing and enhancing the SOX and Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance processes, procedures and tools to support Kaiser Permanente’s commit to adherence with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, internal policies and SOX and MAR standards. Mr. Ramsey is a thoughtful leader who acts strategically and operates with a focus on people, process and controls to achieve financial and operational effectiveness.
Prior to this role, Mr. Ramsey served as Vice President, Finance Compliance Officer, where he established the compliance program within Finance organization and the Director and Managing Director of Sarbanes/Oxley and Financial Governance for the Northern California (NCAL) Region of Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Mr. Ramsey oversaw a team responsible for strengthening the internal control environment within the NCAL Region through advisory support to business partners with the responsibility for development of practical and sustainable internal controls. Mr. Ramsey also facilitated the development and maintenance of regional policies and implemented a people development and management training program for the NCAL Controller’s Group, as well as provided oversight and support to the NCAL Finance Transformation Team.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Ramsey was an Advisory Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP. He also held management roles with Robert Half International, Andersen LLP and Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
Mr. Ramsey is a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and a Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program Certificate from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and represents the State of California as a council member of the AICPA. He is also a Past President of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) Board of Trustees for the Education Foundation, Past Chairman of the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) San Francisco Bay Area and a former adjunct professor for SFSU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Mr. Ramsey is married and has two children. His interests include family time, music, investing, and mentoring young people and professionals to support them in reaching their full potential.