Dr Hans Troedsson
Executive Director of the Director-General's Office
Hans Troedsson has a medical degree and has worked as a physician in the areas of paediatrics, infectious diseases, and public health in Sweden.
He has twenty years experience of international health at country and global levels. He joined WHO in 1990 and worked in the African Region, South-East Asia Region, Western Pacific Region and at HQ. He has a vast experience of technical support to regions and countries as well as in the area of research and development at global level. In the past, he was responsible for coordinating collaboration between the WHO HQ Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) and the World Bank, as well as with other key partners both at country and global levels.
He knows international development cooperation from his work as the Deputy Head of Health Division at Sida in 1995-97, and as the Project Leader for the development of Sida's Policy for Development Cooperation in the Health Sector.
He held the position of Team Coordinator Health Services Delivery in the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) at WHO/HQ, before he was appointed Director of the Department in 2000.
He was WHO Representative in Vietnam from 2004 to 2007 when he actively contributed to avian influenza control and preparedness and health system reforms in the country.
From 2007 to 2009 he was WHO Representative in China in charge of WHO support to the Government of China during several main events such as the earthquake in Sichuan, the Olympic Games in Beijing, the melamine food contamination incident, and the early stages of the influenza H1N1 pandemic.
In September 2009 he was appointed Director, Programme Management at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila.
Dr Hans Troedsson is the Executive Director of the Director-General's Office since November 2012.