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Secretary General

The Secretary General directs the offices of MSF International.

Christopher Lockyear has been MSF International Secretary General since October 2018.

Chris first worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2005 in Darfur, Sudan. He has since worked for the organisation in Somalia and Pakistan. In 2010, he was appointed Operations Manager in Amsterdam, in charge of operations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Sudan and Uganda.

Since 2014, Chris has worked and studied outside MSF: as a fellow at Yale University, as operations director for Action Against Hunger in New York, and as a student of philosophy and ethics in the UK.


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Jérôme Oberreit

Sep 2012 - Sep 2018

Kris Torgeson

Oct 2008 – Sep 2012

Christopher Stokes

Sep 2007 – Sep 2008

Emmanuel Tronc ad interim

May 2007 – Sep 2007

Marine Buissonnière

Mar 2004 – Apr 2007

Rafael Vila-Sanjuan

Nov 2000 - Mar 2004

Dr. Jean-Marie Kindermans

Jul 1995  - Nov 2000

Dr. Alain Destexhe

1991 – 1995