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Worldwide Market Development Executive & Chief Health Officer GHHs-International








Based in Munich, Hector has developed an international profile as a subject matter expert through his work in the healthcare and social sector. His career with an experience of 25 years as a physician in social security fields combines medical aspects with social policy making, as well as operational and management levels, with special emphasis on Coordinating Health and Social Outcomes.

Within IBM Hector holds worldwide responsibility for research, strategy and market development for Long Term Care, disability management, Healthcare and coordinated Health & Social Outcomes (CHSO). He is responsible for strategic initiatives, identifying new and innovative best practices, developing them into business models and then promoting their success and usage around the world, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, cognitive computing in health care and social protection areas.

Previous to this position he joined the Workers’ Compensation Unit of Munich Reinsurance Company in 2001 in Munich Germany, where for 13 years he was worldwide responsible for analyzing and benchmarking workers’ compensation (occupational accidents and occupational diseases insurance) primary markets, as well as for providing analysis regarding its interaction with other lines of social security, social services, casualty lines of commercial insurance and health insurance.

Having studied medicine at University CES, Hector holds a European Master’s degree in Social Security from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Postgraduate in Project Management and Postgraduate in Occupational Safety and Health Management. He is also visiting professor for the University CES, invited professor to the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim Germany and lecturer at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

He’s author, co-author or contributor in different blogs, papers and publications. Recently published “Can artificial intelligence and emerging technologies help to improve the delivery of health, social care and social security services? Some of the other titles: ”Government health and human services: Visions, values, and strategies for the future”,  “Disability management: Trends and emerging strategies”, “Future Challenges in Workers Compensation Insurance”. “Covering just simple risks? Residual markets and uninsured risks in workers’ compensation systems”. “Economic incentives: A reflection on workers’ compensation systems”; “Occupational diseases are they insurable?”, “Assessing disability: An international comparison of workers’ compensation systems.

Hector is member of the European Institute of Social Security and the International Commission on Occupational Health