Nicolaus Lorenz hands over to Kaspar Wyss
Swiss TPH The SCIH is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Kaspar Wyss as the new head of SCIH as of 1 July 2015. He will succeed Dr Nicolaus Lorenz who founded the SCIH in 1996 and headed the department since then, leading it to an internationally renowned institution for health systems improvement with a wide range of expertise in all fields related to international health.
Kaspar Wyss was selected after careful consideration of a strong field of well-qualified candidates. He previously held the roles of the head of the Health Systems Support Unit (SYSU) and deputy head of the SCIH department and brings excellent leadership capabilities together with profound technical expertise and deep experience in the day to day management of SCIH’s global operations. Kaspar Wyss is a public health specialist and titular professor of epidemiology at the University of Basel, with a strong focus on health systems development, including research, monitoring and assessment activities.
Until his full retirement Nicolaus Lorenz will remain closely connected to the department as a consultant in various mandates. (Photo: Nicolaus Lorenz)