Media centre

WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General

Note for the media
25 January 2017

The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post of Director-General of WHO.

Five candidates were interviewed by Member States today prior to the vote. The names of the 3 nominees were announced at a public meeting on Wednesday evening, 25 January 2017.

All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Gregory Härtl
Tel: +41 22 791 44 58
Mobile: +41 79 203 6715
Email: hartlg@who.int

Fadéla Chaib
Tel: +41 22 791 3228
Mobile: +41 79 475 5556
Email: chaibf@who.int

Tarik Jašarević
Tel: +41 22 791 5099
Mobile: +41 79 367 6214
Email: jasarevict@who.int

Christian Lindmeier
Tel: +41 22 791 1948
Mobile: + 41 79 500 6552
Email: lindmeierch@who.int