Ulrika Årehed Kågström, from Sweden, is UICC President-elect 2022-2024.

Ulrika Årehed Kågström – President-elect 2022-2024

Ulrika Årehed Kågström is President-elect of UICC and Secretary-General of the Swedish Cancer Society. Her background is in finance, crisis management and leading large and complex organisations in times of change. Ulrika is known to be a team player who listens and greatly values transparency.

Under Ulrika’s leadership, the Swedish Cancer Society has become the number 1 fundraising organisation in the country with a revenue that increased by almost 40 percent since Ulrika took office in 2016.

Ulrika is also an active leader in the Nordic Cancer Union. Fully committed to the global fight against cancer, Ulrika pays special attention to the numerous equity gaps in the access to early detection, treatment and care.

UIrika has served four years as a UICC Board member and was actively involved in UICC’s work: treasurer since 2020, chairman and member of the Knowledge, Advocacy and Policy Committee, chairman and member of the Finance Committee, member of the Strategy Review task force, member of the ATOM Coalition task force, member of the Governance committee, member of the task force on Antimicrobial Resistance, member of the Advisory Board of the Solidarity Fund for Ukraine and member of the Congress and Summit Committee.

Prior to joining the Swedish Ulrika was Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross.

A group of the Board of Directors 2022-2024 pose for a photo at the World Cancer Congress 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland (October 2022)

UICC is governed by its member organisations, who meet in a genera assembly, held virtually shortly before the World Cancer Congress, every two years. Between assemblies, a board of directors, elected by the General Assembly, acts as the executive body of UICC.

Anil D'Cruz receiving an ovation at the General Assembly 2018 held during World Cancer Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Union for International Cancer Control. 

A group of the Board of Directors 2022-2024 pose for a photo at the World Cancer Congress 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland (October 2022)

Between assemblies, a board of 16 directors, elected by the General Assembly, acts as the governing body of UICC.

Professor Jeff Dunn, UICC President 2022-2024

Prof. Jeff Dunn AO from Australia is UICC President 2022-2024.

Photo of Cary Adams, CEO of UICC

Dr Cary Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of UICC. He has occupied this position since 2009.

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Monday 13 February 2023

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