Erik serves as the Director of Innovation with SE Futures Team at SE Health where he works to identify, incubate, test and scale new practices and business models focused on healthy ageing. With an expertise in health systems, Erik’s current projects are focused complex systems innovation, such as reconceptualising rehabilitation services, primary healthcare, and diabetes management, as well as housing for middle-income seniors. Previously, Erik worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Senior Commercial Advisor where he advised digital health, medical device and pharmaceutical companies on their North American growth strategies. Erik has also held a variety of government roles at the provincial, federal and international level with organizations such as Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the World Health Organization.
Beyond his day-to-day role, Erik maintains his involvement in the health system through participation on number of governance activities. Currently, Erik is the Board Chair of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services that works to improve health outcomes for immigrants, refugees and their communities across Toronto. Erik also serves on a number of health and innovation-related boards and committees, such as the CSA Group Strategic Steering Committee on Health Care Technology and Systems and the George Brown College Innovation Advisory Board.
Erik has an MSc in International Health Management from Imperial College London and an HBA from the University of Toronto.