Sophie Delaunay is executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the United States. She first became involved with the organization in 1993 in administrative and finance roles, then worked extensively in program management both in the field and at headquarters. Delaunay has worked on MSF projects in Thailand, Rwanda, China and Korea, as well as in the French and US offices. She also conducted in-depth evaluations of MSF programs in Liberia, Darfur, Central African Republic and China.
Besides her MSF work, Delaunay worked for three years as program director in ESTHER, a French government AIDS agency, where she supervised the organization’s programs in 18 countries.
She holds a master’s degree in International Business from Le Havre University in France, and a master’s degree in Political Science from Yonsei University in Korea. She has contributed to multiple publications, including a book about North Korean asylum seekers.