26 October 2018

International Search – ICO Chief Executive Officer

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is conducting an international search to fill a vacancy for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is now accepting applications.


The ICO is looking for a creative, strategic thinker, with strong analytical and organizational skills. The individual should be committed to strengthening the ICO and its contribution to attaining the highest level of eye health worldwide. The applicant should be ophthalmology trained and internationally respected with a track record of leadership resulting in significant collective accomplishments in eye care. S/he should have strong knowledge of eye care education and health delivery, ideally on an international scale, and experience with public health initiatives and projects related to improving eye care.


The applicant should have excellent communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively in multicultural environments. An advanced degree in public health, education, international relations and/or management will be considered a strong asset. S/he will be expected to work closely with our member societies to support and enhance efforts to reduce vision loss worldwide. The individual should be available to travel internationally as much as 40 to 50 percent of the year as required. This is a full-time position and salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV by 15 November 2018 to:


Neeru Gupta MD PhD MBA

Chair, Nominations Committee

Vice President, International Council of Ophthalmology guptan@smh.ca<mailto:guptan@smh.ca> cc to ngupta@icoph.org<mailto:ngupta@icoph.org>

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