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Secretary General

The Secretary General directs the offices of MSF International.

Jérôme Oberreit has been Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since September 2012. Jérôme joined MSF in 1994, and worked in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Occupied Palestinian Territory. In 2001, he began working in programme management at MSF’s operational centre in Brussels, becoming the centre’s director of operations in 2006. Jérôme has developed particular expertise in working in conflict settings, and in managing HIV programmes. He has degrees from London University and California State University.




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Jérôme Oberreit

Sep 2012 - Present

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