K. Harald Drager

  • President
  • The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)
  1. Harald Drager, Oslo, Norway, is the founding member of the worldwide acting society TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society – www.tiems.org), which he took the initiative to establish in 1993. He was the International Vice President of TIEMS since its inauguration until 2002, when he took over as TIEMS President, a position he was re-elected to for the 7th time in 2022. He has brought in new ideas and new people in TIEMS and succeeded the organization to span worldwide. TIEMS has under his leadership become a well-recognized organization with growing activities in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and North America and Latin America and Caribbean.

TIEMS has developed to a global well-known organization with local chapters in 16 regions/countries, and TIEMS arranges each year workshops and conferences all over the world with focus on disaster risk reduction. In addition, TIEMS activities comprise, monthly webinars, an international certification program and research and development projects. Mr.  Drager has extensive experience from industry and research activity, especially in emergency and risk management, and he acts as the Managing Director of QUASAR Invest AS in Norway, a consultancy in global safety, emergency, and disaster management. He has a master’s degree in control engineering from the Norwegian Technical University in 1966 and a master’s degree from Purdue University in USA in industrial engineering in 1973.



  • Crisis Management, Coordination & Communication

    Planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CI and venue operators have the right equipment, processes and procedures in place to respond in the event of an emergency. Coordination and information sharing is essential for situational awareness and can improve the planning process. How do we better coordinate and co-operate to enhance protection […]