Bogi Eliassen

Bogi Eliasen

Director of Health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

Chair of the Danish UNESCO Bioethical Committee

Bogi Eliasen is Director of Health at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). He was born in the Faroe Islands and is educated in Political Science and International Law from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He was previously employed by the Faroe Business Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a consultant over the last 20 years for politicians, the public sector and private companies.

Bogi was initiator of the first population genome project FarGen to sequence the genomes of the entire population of the Faroe Islands. As Director of Health at CIFS, Bogi sets the stage diving into topics such as the future of genomics, data, digital functions, and their integration with health. This is based on a holistic vision of shaping the future personalized health paradigm as a part of ambitious projects and networks around the world. He received the HIMSS Future 50 global award for his work in 2019. He is also the Chair of the Danish UNESCO Bioethical Committee. He initiated the Nordic Health 2030 process and has a key role in both the global Future Proofing Health Index and Movimiento Salud 2030 that aspires to improve Latin American health by applying the new health paradigm.

His next big focus is facilitating the shift and building bridges between the fields of personal and public health.

He calls himself a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining various fields of knowledge.


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