International Board

The Choices International board is responsible for making final decisions about the organisation. The  board consists of the following members:

Clémence Ross

Clémence Ross has fulfilled several positions in the Dutch political landscape. She has extensive experience in the field of health(care) and sports. From 1998 till 2002, she was a member of the Dutch Parliament. From 2002-2007 she was State Secretary for public health, wellbeing and sports. In 2006 - 2013 she was director of the Dutch Institute for Sports and Movement (NISB).  In 2018, Clémence was appointed President of the Lung Alliance Netherlands. She has been active in the area of international sports management for a long time. Clémence was Chair of the Dutch Choices Foundation (“Ik Kies Bewust”) from 2007 until 2014. In September 2014 she accepted the position of Board President of Choices International Foundation.

Kingsley Akinroye

Dr. Kingsley K. Akinroye is a Cardiovascular Health Physician and Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Foundation. He is a graduate of College of Medicine, University of Lagos and had further training in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the University of Kuopio and National Public Health Institute, Finland. He is Past Vice – President, World Heart Federation, Past President, African Heart Network, Past President, African Epidemiological Association. He served as Member of the Non-communicable Disease Committee at the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health; and Past Temporary Advisor, World Health Organization on Non-Communicable Disease; and National Coordinator, Nigerian Report Cards on Physical Activity for Children and Youths.  

Lauren Lissner (Observer)

Lauren Lissner is a Professor in Epidemiology, at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California and a PhD in Human Nutrition from Cornell University. 

Prof. Lissner has been living in Sweden since 1989. During this time, she has been director of the EpiLife Research Center at the University of Gothenburg, has served as Chair of the Public Health and Prevention Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and has been President of the Swedish Association for the Study of Obesity. She joined the International Scientific Committee of Choices in 2015 and has chaired this group since 2018. Prof. Lissner has published around 400 scientific publications.

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