Alex Filicevas was appointed as the first-ever Executive Director of the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC) in October 2019. He has been leading the organisations’ efforts to foster an international community of bladder cancer patient advocates. Alex brings with him great past experience in leading EU affairs work at Europe’s largest cancer patient umbrella organisation, the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC). Prior to this, he also worked as a consultant for many years, supporting a number of private and non-profit organisations in their EU policy and advocacy activities within healthcare. He has also been an active member of All.Can International, serving as a member of its Steering Committee since 2018, and was appointed President in 2020.