Carsten Engel, joined the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) as CEO 1st May 2021. He has 18 years of experience in Quality Improvement, preceded by 19 years of clinical frontline service and clinical management. From 2006-2021 he worked with IKAS, Danish Institute for Quality and Accreditation in Health Care, since 2010 as Deputy Chief Executive. Here he was a leading member of the team that developed and implemented the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme, a series of accreditation projects that have performed over 6000 accreditations, reaching all providers in almost all sectors of Danish healthcare.
Carsten obtained a M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen 1977 and graduated as a physician 1984; he holds specialist recognition as an anaesthesiologist.