Former General Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland
Bruno Jochum was appointed as General Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland (MSF) in June 2011. Since 2006, he was the Director of Operations for MSF’s Operational Centre in Geneva, in charge of the operational policy and overseeing programmes in 21 countries.
Bruno started working in medical humanitarian relief in 1993 in the Horn of Africa (Sudan, Somalia) and Great Lakes. In 1994, he led several exploratory missions in Rwanda and Burundi and became head of mission in Goma (Congo DRC) during the influx of Rwandan refugees and cholera epidemic. After five years working for a local government in France in charge of economic and social affairs, he was in 2001 based for 2 years in Tehran as head of mission for MSF programmes in Iran and West Afghanistan. In 2003, he was appointed Programme Manager in Geneva for a group of countries including Somalia, Sudan, Myanmar and Central America, steering the strategic planning and support for medical projects in conflict areas as well as in regions affected by epidemics or endemics such as HIV, TB, and sleeping sickness. Bruno studied at the Institutes for Political Studies of Strasbourg and Paris. He also holds Masters' degrees in international relations and in international law from the Universities of the Sorbonne in Paris and Nancy.