Eric de Roodenbeke assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of the International Hospital Federation in June 2008. Between July 2007 and May 2008 he was Senior Health Specialist at the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) during which time he was involved in support country action programs to develop a response to the HRH crisis; development of strategies for regional networks in support of HRH development and was the focal point for follow-up actions in Francophone countries.
He was Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank (AFTH2 & WBI) from 2004 to 2006 in which time he was Team leader (TL) for various health intervention, educational, management and capacity building programs mostly in Africa. He was Director of the 700-bed University Hospital of Tours, and Senior Officer responsible for hospital and health financing interventions at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2003 and 1999 to 2001, respectively. Between 1996 and 1998, he was Senior Officer on hospital policy expertise at the French Ministry of Cooperation. From 1994 to 1996, he was Deputy Director of the 870-bed University Hospital of NANTES. 1989 to 1994, Dr. de Roodenbeke was the Expert, task team leader for a project involving construction, equipment, management of a 500- bed hospital in Burkina Faso. He was Deputy Director of Epinal- Vosges (France) General Hospital from 1984 to 1989.
Dr. de Roodenbeke has published widely on hospital organization, health systems reforms human resources and health facility management, health policy, insurance and financing in developed and developing countries.
Dr. de Roodenbeke holds a Ph.D. in health economics – University of Paris 1, Sorbonne (France); a Hospital Administration Diploma from ENSP Rennes (France); and a Diploma in Public Health from the University of Nancy (France).
He speaks fluent French (native language) and English and basic Greek and German. He is a member of various social organizations and is affiliated to the French Health Economics Society.