CEO Programme

Building a community of leaders, strengthening leadership capacities

The CEO Programme, UICC’s flagship leadership development initiative, provides CEOs (including Managing Directors, Secretary Generals and Director Generals)* of UICC member organisations with a suite of tailored opportunities to learn, network and share with peers about the specific challenges they face in their role.

Upcoming events

World Cancer Leaders' Summit Paris 2016
World Cancer Leaders' Summit Mexico 2017
  • Dedicated sessions during the World Cancer Leaders' Summit and the World Cancer Congress provide tailored learning and networking opportunities to CEOs attending UICC's annual global events
  • Regional Leadership in Action meetings bring CEOs and senior executives together in their regions to discuss common challenges and opportunities, share expertise and good practices, and foster regional networks for change.

*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.

The UICC CEO Programme is supported by MSD

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CEO relevant articles
Cary Adams, CEO of UICC and Bjorn Albrecht, Mckinsey’s Partner and Head of the McKinsey Cancer Center, shaking hands at the 11th Annual McKinsey Cancer Congress Series Symposium at ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in support of UICC’s flagship leadership development initiative, the CEO Programme.
4 June 2019

UICC and McKinsey agree to collaborate on capacity building of cancer organisations

4 June 2019 | The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) to foster future collaboration and strengthen leadership capacities of cancer organisations.

CEO Programme in Mexico City at the 2017 WCLS
26 April 2018

Always looking for a bigger impact: my career journey in cancer care

On her final year in office at UICC, Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia and President of UICC, recalls her 30-year career's beginnings and her development as a cancer professional and CEO, and shares a few lessons along the way.

Last update: 
Friday 26 July 2019