Thomas Zeltner

Thomas Zeltner
  • Special Envoy on WHO's Engagement with non-State Actors
    World Health Organization (WHO)

1974, MD; 1982, Licence in Law. Since 1992, Prof. of Public Health, Univ. of Bern. 1991-2009, Secretary of Health and Director-General, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health; 1991-2009, Head, Swiss Delegation, World Health Assembly and Governing Council, Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer; 1991-93, Chairman, Expert Cttee on Tobacco Industry Documents, WHO; 2000-02, Member, Exec. Board, WHO. 2010, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard. Since 2010, Chairman, Science et Cité Foundation and Board Member, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010: Global Head, Global Patient Safety Forum; Assistant Editor, Journal of Patient Safety. Since 2012: Chairman, Swiss Blood Transfusion CRS; Chairman, KPT, the leading online health insurance company of Switzerland. Since 2012, Special Envoy of the Director-General, World Health Organization. Since 2013, Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health.