Governance

Executive Board members

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TERM OF OFFICE

The Executive Board is composed of 34 persons who are technically qualified in the field of health, each designated by a Member State that has been elected to serve by the World Health Assembly. Member States are elected for three-year terms.

The affiliations appear in the style and the language used by the corresponding member of the Board.

ALBANIA 2013-2016
Dr Gazmend Bejtja
General Director of Health Policy and Planning
Ministry of Health
Tirana

ANDORRA 2013-2016
Mr Josep M. Casals Alis
General Director of Health and Welfare
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Andorra La Vella

ARGENTINA 2013-2016
Dra. Andrea Carbone
Subsecretaria de Relaciones Sanitarias e Investigación
Ministerio de Salud
Buenos Aires

AUSTRALIA 2012-2015
Professor Jane Halton
Secretary, Department of Finance
Canberra

AZERBAIJAN 2012-2015
Professor Ogtay Shiraliyev
Minister of Health
Baku

BELGIUM 2012-2015
Dr Dirk Cuypers
Président du Comité de Direction, SPF Santé publique
Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement
Bruxelles

BRAZIL 2013-2016
Dr Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Júnior
Secretary of Health Surveillance
Ministry of Health
Brasilia

CHAD 2012-2015
Docteur Yankalbe Paboung Matchock Mahouri
Conseiller du Ministre de la Santé publique
NꞌDjamena

CHINA 2014-2017
Dr Ren Minghui
Director-General
Department of International Cooperation
National Health and Family Planning Commission
Beijing

CROATIA 2012-2015
Mr Siniša Varga
Minister of Health
Zagreb

CUBA 2012-2015
Dr Roberto Morales Ojeda
Ministro de Salud Pública
Havana

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2013-2016
Mr KIM Chang Min
Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative
Geneva

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 2014-2017
Dr Mukengeshayi Kupa
Secrétaire général à la Santé
Ministère de la Santé publique
Kinshasa

EGYPT 2013-2016
Professor Adel Al-Adawy
Minister of Health and Population
Cairo

ERITREA 2014-2017
Mr Berhane Ghebretinsae Ghilagaber
Director-General
Department of Health Services
Ministry of Health
Asmara

GAMBIA 2014-2017
Mr Omar Sey
Minister of Health and Social Welfare
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Banjul

IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) 2012-2015
Dr Mohsen Asadi-Lari
Director-General for International Affairs
Ministry of Health and Medical Education
Teheran

JAPAN 2013-2016
Dr Shigeru Omi
Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Tokyo

KUWAIT 2014-2017
Dr Ali Saad Al-Obaidi
Minister of Health
Ministry of Health
Kuwait City

LEBANON 2012-2015
Dr Walid Ammar
General Director, Ministry of Public Health
Beirut

LIBERIA 2014-2017
Dr Walter T. Gwenigale
Minister of Health and Social Welfare
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Monrovia

LITHUANIA 2012-2015
Dr Vilius Jonas Grabauskas
Chancellor of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Kaunas

MALAYSIA 2012-2015
Dr S. Subramaniam
Minister of Health
Kuala Lumpur

MALDIVES 2012-2015
Mohamed Hussain Shareef
Minister in the President's Office
Male

NAMIBIA 2013-2016
Dr Richard Nchabi Kamwi
Minister of Health and Social Services
Winhoek

NEPAL 2014-2017
Mr Khaga Raj Adhikari
Minister for Health and Population
Ministry of Health and Population
Kathmandu

PANAMA 2012-2015
Doctora Reina Gisela Roa Rodriguez
Directora de Planificación
Ministerio de Salud
Panama

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2013-2016
Dr Jeon Man-Bok
Vice President for External Relation & Cooperation
Catholic Kwandong University

RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2014-2017
Ms Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova
Minister of Health
Ministry of Health
Moscow

SAUDI ARABIA 2013-2016
Dr Abdullah bin Mifreh Assiri
Deputy Minister for Preventive Health
Ministry of Health
Riyadh

SOUTH AFRICA 2013-2016
Ms Precious Matsoso
Director-General of Health
Ministry of Health
Pretoria

SURINAME 2013-2016
Dr Marthelise Eersel
Director of Health
Ministry of Health
Paramaribo

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND 2014-2017
Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health
London

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2014-2017
Dr Thomas Frieden
Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta

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