Leif Fenger Jensen


Leif Fenger Jensen served as the first managing director of the World Diabetes Foundation, holding the position from 2002 until 2005. After launching the foundation, he served as vice chairman of its board of directors from 2005 to 2017. He returned to the foundation as managing director in 2017. Jensen has also worked for Novo Nordisk A/S, holding several managerial positions in the company. In the course of his 25-year career in diabetes treatment and care, he has visited more than 100 countries. Jensen has a master's degree in economics and is a Danish citizen.

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Opinion: Why diabetes in pregnancy should be on the agenda at UN meetings
13 Sep 2018

Diabetes in pregnancy is a neglected health issue that can lead to maternal and newborn deaths with lasting health effects on women and their children. Leading up to the U.N. High-level Meeting on NCDs, Women Deliver, the World Diabetes Foundation, and the NCD Alliance have launched a call to action for decision makers to take a deliberate approach to combat diabetes in pregnancy.