Executive Board

The IANPHI Executive Board provides policy oversight to respected leaders of national public health institutes from around the world.

Current Executive Board Members

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André van der Zande 
IANPHI President 
National Institute for Public Health & the Environment (RIVM)
Former Director-General

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Meerjady Flora 
IANPHI Vice President 
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research (IEDCR) & National Influenza Center (NIC)
Director-General

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Ebba Abate
Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Director
 
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Mohamed Rhajaoui

National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco
Director

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Tsogtbaatar Byambaa
National Center for Public Health, Mongolia 
Director

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Juan Rivera
National Institute of Public Health,
Mexico
Director

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George Fu Gao

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Chief Executive Officer  

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Duncan Selbie
Public Health England
Chief Executive

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Mauricio Hernández-Avila
IANPHI Immediate Past President 
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico former Director
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Camilla Stoltenberg
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Director General

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Martha Lucia Ospina
National Institute of Health (NIH), Colombia
Director

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Lothar H. Wieler
Robert Koch Institute, Germany 
President

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Emeritus Members

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Jeffrey P. Koplan 
Senior Advisor, IANPHI 
Vice President for Global Health, Emory University
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Igbal Abukarig
Public Health Institute, Sudan 
Director

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Paulo Buss 
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/FIOCRUZ 
Brazil
Former President

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David Butler-Jones 
Public Health Agency, Canada
Director
 
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Cesar Cabezas 

National Institute of Health, Peru
Director

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L.S. Chauhan

L.S. Chauhan 

National Centre for Disease Control, India
Director

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Rajae El Aouad 
National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco 
Former Director

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Mohammed Hassar 
Institute Pasteur du Maroc 
Former Director

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Oni Idigbe 
Former Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research 
Director of Research

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Justin McCracken 
Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom 
Former Chief Executive

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Tsehaynesh Messele 
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute 
Former Director General

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Mahmudur Rahman 
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh
Director
 
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Amabelia Rodrigues 
National Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau 
Former President

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Mario Henry Rodriguez 
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico 
Former General Director

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Pathom Sawanpanyalert 
National Institute of Health 
Former Director General

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Barry Schoub 
National Institute of Communicable Diseases, South Africa 
Former Executive Director

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Marc Sprenger 
Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 
Netherlands
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Geir Stene-Larsen 
Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
Director General

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Jaroslav Volf 
Former Director, National Institute of Public Health 
Czech Republic
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Jane Wilde 
Institute of Public Health in Ireland 
Former Chief Executive
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Gregory Taylor 
Public Health Agency of Canada 
Chief Public Health Officer
 
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Amha Kebede 
Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Director

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Reinhard Burger
Robert Koch Institute, Germany
President

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Mauricio Hernández-Avila
IANPHI Immediate Past President 
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico former Director

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Wang Yu
Centers for Disease Control, China
Director-General

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Ilesh Jani
National Institute of Health, Mozambique
Director General

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Naima El Mdaghri 
Institut Pasteur du Maroc
Director General  

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Pekka Puska
Former IANPHI President 
Former Director General, National 
Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland 

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