Bruno Jochum is the outgoing Director General of Médecins sans Frontières’ Operations Centre in Geneva / MSF Switzerland, and recently co-authored the publication in the Lancet Countdown of a brief on “Climate change and health: an urgent new frontier for humanitarianism” (November 2018).
He is today a fellow, executive-in-residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), leading the incubation of a new initiative on climate action acceleration.
Bruno has extensive experience in the areas of humanitarian medical action and public health challenges in both emergency and stable settings. He first started working in in 1993 in the Horn of Africa and during the Rwandan refugee crisis in Goma, joined MSF in 2001 in different senior executive positions, as head of mission, regional desk manager, Director of Operations and then Director General until August 2018. During these years, he was also a member of the Executive Committee steering the MSF international movement, a Board member of Epicentre, the Access Campaign for Essential Medecine and MSF Logistique.
He attended the Breakthrough Programme for Senior Executives at the IMD in Lausanne in 2017, holds Masters’ degrees in international relations and in international law, and studied at the Institutes for Political Studies of Strasbourg and Paris.