CEO Programme

Supporting a community of leaders, strengthening leadership capacities across the UICC membership

Serving as the leader or CEO in organisations of all sizes and from all sectors can be a difficult and lonely job. Cancer organisations are no different. Whether a CEO of a national cancer society, Medical Director of a cancer unit, Head of a patient support group, or Secretary General of a professional association, leaders from across the UICC membership face challenges unique to their role.


Over 350 CEOs and senior leaders have participated in the programme since 2016


Seven dedicated sessions and workshops held at UICC global convening events


42 CEOs supported to attend UICC global convening events through travel grants

*UICC defines a CEO as the most senior executive or administrator in charge of managing the organisation and who is responsible for developing and executing the organisation's long-term strategy and managing the overall operations and resources on a daily basis.

Upcoming activities

Due to the cancellation of all in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO Programme will run on a wholly virtual model in 2020 through the newly launched UICC Virtual Dialogues. Check out below latest CEO-relevant dialogues. View the full list of Virtual Dialogues.

CEO relevant articles
UICC initiates a series of Virtual Dialogues - Smart domotics business city
12 May 2020

UICC’s Virtual Dialogues: a new suite of innovative online services for members

UICC is pleased to announce the start of its Virtual Dialogues on Wednesday 20th May, intended to connect members, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide expert insights.

Vaccination in Kenya - USAID US Agency for International Development
11 May 2020

Cancer and coronavirus in Africa: the challenges facing volunteer organisations

Cancer patients and organisations in Africa face increased challenges due to coronavirus in terms of access to affordable medicines, lack of knowledge, fundraising and community outreach for diagnoses and vaccinations.

Leadership in Action in Latin America
23 October 2019

Cancer control in LATAM: leaders discuss challenges and successes

Over 50 leaders recently came together in Mexico City to exchange the most recent developments in cancer control pertinent to their countries and reinforce regional collaborations.

The UICC CEO Programme is supported by MSD

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Benefiting from Knowledge Partnership with:

McKinsey & Company


Last update: 
Thursday 8 October 2020