Frederik Kristensen is Deputy CEO at CEPI.
Frederik joined CEPI as Senior Medical Officer when the organisation was being set up in Norway in late 2016, and has served as Deputy CEO since January 2018. He has in periods had dual roles as Director of Resource Mobilization and Director for People, Policy and Planning. In his present role he also leads the teams focused on Policy, Access and Partnerships.
Before joining CEPI, Frederik was a senior advisor on innovation at the World Health Organization in Geneva, in the Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Cluster. In that role he focused on projects to promote access to life-saving commodities, supporting projects in 20 African and three Asian countries in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA and over 100 implementing partners. He also worked on developing the innovation agenda at WHO and public-private partnerships in the area of Women’s and Childrens’ health.
Frederik is a healthcare executive with previous experience from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, hospital management and the pharmaceutical industry. He has started and run successful companies in the areas of health economics and clinical decision support. At the start of his career, he worked as a general practitioner in rural settings. He is an MD from the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, and Oslo, Norway, with an MPH/MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley.