Speaker Details

Werner Christie

Werner Christie is a former Minister of Health of Norway in Dr. Brundtland’s Cabinet, September 1992- December 1995, and former chair of the Biotechnology Advisory Board of Norway and WHO’s “Stop TB” public-private partnership. He is a Medical Doctor also educated in Social Science. He has more than 13 years experience as a part-time farmer. He has worked as a public health officer and hospital manager in Norway and has done research and published a textbook on the planning and management of primary health care. He has consulted and served on the boards of numerous health care providers, investors and start-ups, including European Federation of Biotechnology and ScanBalt network of Biotech networks. He worked for 5 years as a special advisor in medical- and bio-technology for the Norwegian Trade Council, and served two years in that function in San Francisco. In 2007, he became a board member of Public Advice International Foundation and Chair of PA Asia’s China operations. In 2008 he became a board member of EduMonde SA, an educational media venture, and member of the Presidium of the UN International Ecological Safety Cooperative Organization. From May 2004 to Jan 2009, he was the Science and Technology Counselor for the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Beijing, where his work was mainly focused on energy, environment, building, medical, marine and bio-science and technologies as well as welfare and health reform issues. He now works as an independent consultant away from his company ‘World Health Connections’.