Christina Åkerman, M.D., Ph.D.

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)

Dr. Christina Åkerman is president of ICHOM, senior institute associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) at Harvard Business School and senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group. Between 2008 and 2014, she served as director general for the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden, a national agency employing approximately 750 people and under the aegis of the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. During this period, she was also a member of the board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is responsible for the scientific evaluation of medicines for use in the European Union. Before her position with MPA, Åkerman served as vice president medical of AstraZeneca Sweden as well as marketing company president of AstraZeneca Philippines. She has also been working chair of start-up companies and on the board of Fouriertransform, a Swedish state-owned venture capital company.

Åkerman received her medical degree from the University of Linköping. She wrote her doctoral thesis in clinical physiology and is a specialist in clinical pharmacology. She has an executive Master of Business Administration degree in general management from the Stockholm School of Economics.