ALEXANDRE KALACHE is the current Co-President of the International Longevity Centres Global Alliance (ILC-GA), a seventeen-country consortium of think tanks on ageing with consultative status to the United Nations. He shares the Presidency of the ILC-GA with Dr Mary Anne Tsao who heads ILC-Singapore and the Tsao Foundation. Dr Kalache has been a protagonist on world-wide ageing policy issues for four decades as both academic (at the Universities of Oxford and London; 1975-1995) and as international civil servant. It was in the latter role as Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) global programme on ageing (1995-2008) that he instigated the Age-friendly Cities movement with the launch of the WHO Age-friendly Cities Guide (2007) and the policy document that informed it, the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework (2002; revised in 2015). Professor Kalache is involved in the implementation of specific age-friendly city initiatives in a range of urban locations worldwide from mega-cities to small municipalities. He advises national, state and municipal governments as well as private foundations and businesses worldwide on ageing policy initiatives. His interests go beyond urban planning to such areas as age-friendly hospitals, universities and hotels. He serves on a variety of boards for such bodies as the World Economic Forum (WEF), Oxford University, WHO, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Gulbenkian Foundation. He also represents HelpAge International (HAI) as a Global Ambassador. Professor Kalache is a national of Brazil and founded ILC-Brazil in his birth city of Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and additionally serves as its inaugural President.
Dr Alexandre Kalache