Professor John-Arne Røttingen is the Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was until recently the founding interim Chief Executive Officer of CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations; Executive Director of Infection Control and Environmental Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health; and Professor of Health Policy at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo. He is Associate Fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House and member of WHO Euro Advisory Committee on Health Research. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Oslo, an MSc from Oxford University and an MPA from Harvard University.