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WHF appoints new CEO

04 Apr 2017


Jean-Luc Eiselé takes over as World Heart Federation Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 May 2017

David Wood, World Heart Federation (WHF) President, comments:

“I am pleased to inform you that Jean-Luc Eiselé (MSc, PhD) has been offered and accepted the position of WHF Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 May 2017.

“Jean-Luc is a dynamic leader who has distinguished himself at the interface of the non-profit, academic and industry communities. With extensive international experience in the field of association management, public health and advocacy, he joins us from Les Ligues de la santé which has a focus on primary prevention and health promotion. Prior to this, Jean-Luc was Executive Director of the FDI World Dental Federation responsible for developing global and national advocacy activities, and successfully launching and developing World Oral Health Day.

“The Board were impressed with Jean-Luc’s excellent track record, especially at the World Dental Federation and European Respiratory Society, and by the high regard in which he is held by both organizations. He has a deep understanding of the priorities and challenges of a non-profit and member organization, and is committed to adding value to our members. He also has significant experience of working in low- and middle-income countries, which are priority areas for WHF.

“Along with his proven leadership in advocacy and contributions to the NCD agenda, we believe that Jean-Luc has the skills and experience to help take the WHF to a new level of engagement with our mission to prevent cardiovascular diseases and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”