Erik Kreyberg Normann is Norwegian and has been a member of the Governing Council since 2009. In the period 2011 – 2013 he was Treasurer, in 2013 – 2015 President Designate, in 2015 – 2017 President and Immediate Past-President of IHF between 2017 and 2019. He is the President of The Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Association (NSH). NSH hosted the 38th IHF World Hospital Congress in Oslo in 2013. Dr. Normann is now running his own consultancy company, working with different healthcare institutions and municipalities in Norway.
Dr. Normann is a Pediatrician but for the last 20 years he has mostly been employed in different management positions. He has been the CEO of several hospitals in or near by Oslo, like Ullevaal University Hospital, Buskerud Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. In the last one he was leading the process in preparing and moving the hospital from an old inefficient building into a large, new hypermodern hospital. He was also the CEO of The Oslo Municipal Child and Family Services; the child protection service, child and adolescent psychiatry and family services in Oslo. For three years, he was part time employed by the Norwegian Health Department involved in establishing a new system of financing the hospitals. He has been the Director of Department of Hospital Services in The Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Secretary-General of the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and CEO of the largest private diagnostic imaging provider in Norway.
For 10 years, he was together with some colleagues running a private emergency clinic for children.
While Dr. Normann worked as a clinician, he had different interests, and published several papers in national and international publications and books in the areas of neonatology, endocrinology, infectious diseases and social pediatrics.
Dr. Normann has been the President of both the UNICEF Norway and the Nordic Society on Child Abuse and Neglect.