Armando Peruga is a medical doctor. He graduated from Masters and Doctoral programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In his native Spain, he was the director of the Research Institute on Health and Welfare in Madrid and later became the Dean of the National School of Public Health. In the early 80’s he worked for the Washington DC Commission of Public Health as a behavioral change epidemiologist and began to work with the Pan American Health Organization in 1990. He was the leader of the tobacco control team of this organization until the beginning of 2006 when he moved to Geneva as the coordinator for the capacity building unit of the Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) of the World Health Organization. He was the programme manager for TFI until January of 2016 when he retired from WHO. He works now as a consultant on tobacco control and NCD prevention.