Sean Sullivan is Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) and its WorkPlace Wellness Alliance (WPWA – created by the World Economic Forum and now managed and sustained by IHPM). The Institute is a global enterprise working with employers and other stakeholders around the world to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of employees, and maximize its impact on business performance.
Since its founding in 1997, the Institute has served as the catalyst and champion for a growing international movement to establish health as the new “human capital asset” and source of competitive work force advantage for the 21st century economy – as vital as knowledge or skills. IHPM and its WPWA now operate overseas through Chapters in China and the Middle East. IHPM also conducts regular Forums in Europe and the United Kingdom and has held training and certification academies in Brazil, China and the UAE.
Prior to founding the Institute with two physicians, Mr. Sullivan was the original President and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health for five years, and spent ten years as a Washington-based health economist and policy analyst – as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for Public Policy Research, and as Executive Vice President of New Directions for Policy.
He is the author of articles and monographs on health policy and health care market trends, has testified on these subjects before Congress and state legislatures, and met with government ministries in Asia, Europe Latin America, Russia and the Middle East. He speaks around the world on Health and Productivity Management as the dynamic new business and economic strategy for higher performance and competitive advantage in the global economy.
Mr. Sullivan holds degrees in economics from Harvard and law from Stanford.