Executive Director, IKK Südwest, Saarbrücken
Lutz Hager holds a position as executive director at IKK Südwest, a leading statutory health insurer located in southwestern Germany. His responsibilities include benefits management and provider contracting as well as designing and implementing innovative approaches to care. Some of his recent exploits include securing a major federal grant for piloting an integrated pathway in oncological care, running a media campaign on patient safety, and contracting a portfolio of digital health applications. Prior to joining IKK Südwest in 2011, Lutz has been an Engagement Manager at McKinsey&Co. and part of the German healthcare leadership group. Lutz obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Free University of Berlin in 2005. He also serves as founding chair of "Urban Innovation - Stadt neu denken! e.V."