Josep Figueras, MD, MPH, PhD (econ). Josep is the Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies and head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy in Brussels. In addition to WHO, he has worked in collaboration with all major multilateral organisations such as the European Commission or the World Bank.
He is member of several advisory and editorial boards and has served as advisor in more than forty countries within the European region and beyond. He is president of the board of accreditation of APHEA; honorary fellow of the UK faculty of public health medicine, has been awarded twice the EHMA price for the best annual publication on policy and management, and in 2006 he was awarded the Andrija Stampar Medal. He has been lecturer and head of the MSc in Health Services Management at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and he is now visiting professor at the Imperial College.