Dr. Margaret Chan: You're Powerful...Or At Least You're Going To Be

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Here's one of the names from Newsweek's list of people who they think are going to be the most powerful in 2009 (called the Global Elite).

44: Dr. Margaret Chan
Director-General, World Health Organization

Wikipedia Info:

Margaret Chan was initially trained as a Home Economics teacher at the Northcote College of Education. She then earned her B.A. degree in Home Economics[2] and her M.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and 1977, respectively, as well as her M.P.H. degree at the National University of Singapore. She also attended Harvard University Business School[3] in 1991 to study management development. In 1997, she was given the distinction for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and was also awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.[4]

She joined the Hong Kong Government in December 1978 as a Medical Officer. In November 1989, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Department of Health. In April 1992, she was promoted to Deputy Director and, in June 1994, was named the first female in Hong Kong to head the Department of Health. She left the Hong Kong Government in August 2003 after 25 years of service to join the World Health Organization.
Check out the full list down at Newsweek.