2nd WHC Podcast: Effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
24 August 2021
In this episode, we interviewed Bertrand Levrat, Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospitals of Geneva, to give us his insights on effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategic actions his organization is taking to respond to the next pandemic. More importantly, he shares the lessons he and his organization learned while managing a public health crisis.
Listeners can hear more from Bertrand in the upcoming 44th IHF World Hospital Congress on 8-11 November in Barcelona. Bertrand Levrat will be participating in the session “Getting ready for the next global pandemic: European and North American perspectives”. He will be joined by public health leaders and other hospital CEOs to share their views on how the next global pandemic might unfold.
About the speaker:
Bertrand Levrat has been the Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospitals of Geneva, the largest university hospital in Switzerland and one of the leading university hospitals in Europe, since 2013. He was involved in humanitarian assignments with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and was ICRC’s representative at the United Nations in New York. He was also the Deputy Director of the Geneva state social services before becoming CEO of the “Hospice général” — which is in charge of social welfare and asylum seekers in Geneva. Currently, he also serves as President of the University Medicine Association and is a board member of several foundations focusing on health and medical research as well as innovative approaches and technologies in healthcare. Bertrand is also a board member of the International Hospital Federation.