Kjetil Istad is VP of sales in Ignite Procurement, a Saas company working to make strategic procurement easy!
He comes from the position as CEO of the Norwegian Hospital Procurement Trust (Sykehusinnkjøp HF), a national health enterprise that carries out procurement for all the Norwegian hospitals, and led the effort sourcing all necessary equipment to norwegian hospitals and municipalities in the covid crisis. He was Vice-president in charge of Value-Based Procurement for EHPPA. EHPPA is an alliance of public and non-profit Group Procurement Organisations. Introduction of the value-based procurement is a key priority of the alliance, with the belief that this approach will benefit the hospitals we serve in the best possible way, and will translate to value that matters for patients.
Before joining the newly founded Norwegian Hospital Procurement Trust in 2016, Istad worked as a Procurement Manager and Director of Procurement and Logistics for the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.
Istad holds a master degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). In addition, he has completed the Norwegian Health Authority’s Executive Management program.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM ET