Alan J. Howard
ESMO Chief Executive Officer since 2009
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Alan Howard trained as a Barrister in law and practised privately in London and then with large international corporations Europe wide. He moved to Paris in 1976 when he joined Medtronic, the medical technology company, where he had European responsibilities for legal, government and regulatory affairs; he has worked in the health care industry since. He established one of the premier consultancies in Europe in government/regulatory field over a 15 year period living in Brussels and Washington. In 1997 he joined the European Society of Cardiology near Nice as Chief Executive and grew it from the ground up to be the largest and most influential professional membership medical society in Europe. He moved to ESMO in 2009 with the mission "to do for oncology what had been done for cardiology".