Ignacio Riesgo

Ignacio Riesgo

Health Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers

He graduated in Medicine in 1971 (Madrid) and became a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 (Oviedo). He specialized in Pathological Anatomy at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and worked as a hospital doctor for 11 years.

Since 1983 he has been working in the area of hospital management, and was Managing Director of Hospital Covadonga in Oviedo (1983-1989), Instituto Nacional de Silicosis (1987-1989) and Hospital Central de Asturias (1990-1992). The latter is a university hospital, resulting from the merger of Hospital Covadonga, Instituto Nacional de Silicosis and Hospital General de Asturias. He was also Managing Director of Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid (1992-1994). During the aforementioned 11-year period as managing director of hospitals, he participated in the design, establishment and restructuring of both medical and support services.

From July 1994 to May 1995, he was Head of the Health Administration Department of the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad (National School of Health).

Since 1986 he has been a member of the Spanish Delegation of the European Union Standing Hospitals Committee (http://www.hope.be), of which he was elected Deputy Chairman in 1992 (Rotterdam) and Chairman in May 1995 (Stockholm).

He has written books, contributed chapters to books and authored numerous articles on hospital management and has also given talks on these topics in Berlin, Nantes, Bruges, Montreal, Santiago de Chile, Strasbourg, etc.

As a member of the European Union Standing Hospitals Committee, he has visited state and private hospitals in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Chile, United Kingdom, Holland, Canada and the United States.

He joined Arthur Andersen in May 1995 as director of the Healthcare Division. Now he is Director of the same Division in PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Madrid.

He is a member of the Board of the Signo Foundation (about evaluation of healthcare costs, http://www.fundacionsigno.es), and member of the Spanish Society of Hospital Managers (http://www.sedgh.org), Spanish Society of Health Informatics (http://www.seis.es) and Health Economy Association (http://www.aes.es)

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