University Hospitals Geneva
Since June 2013, Bertrand Levrat has been CEO of the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), the largest university hospital in Switzerland. With over 1.1 million outpatient care cases and 235,000 patients treated, the HUG brings together eight public hospitals, two clinics and 40 outpatient clinics while employing more than 14,000 people. As a visionary and collaborative leader, Mr. Levrat has driven complex and large-scale organizational changes, enabling the HUG to become one of the leading university hospitals in Europe, internationally recognized for its excellence and pioneering research. His passion for innovation that truly impacts health was key to making high-quality care more accessible to patients.
A barrister by training, Mr. Levrat started his career on humanitarian assignments with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and was ICRC’s representative at the United Nations in New York. After returning to his home country, he became deputy director of the Geneva state social services before becoming CEO of the “Hospice general,” which is in charge of social welfare and asylum seekers in Geneva. In addition to his current position, Mr. Levrat serves as president of the University Medicine Association. He is also a board member of several foundations, including Campus Biotech, a Swiss center of excellence in biotechnology and life sciences research, and the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, a not-for-profit neurotechnology research foundation.