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Past President and Honorary Member
Dr. Risto Miettunen was the President of the International Hospital Federation from November 2019 to November 2021. He’s also the former Chief Executive Officer of Kuopio University Hospital District in Finland where he was in charge of the preparation and implementation of board approved strategies, and ensuring quality care and service delivery, education, and research. He started his career as a medical doctor and radiologist before moving into high level international roles in the global medical engineering and pharmaceutical industries. His experience also includes running his own European-wide consultancy in clinical audits, operational excellence projects, and venture capital between 2004 and 2009.
Dr. Miettunen joined the IHF Governing Council in 2013 and became Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee in 2015. He was then elected President of the IHF in 2019, representing the Finnish Association of Local and Regional Authorities. As the Chairman of the Executive Committee and of the Governing Council, he played an essential role in IHF’s governance.