Marine Buissonnière is director of the Open Society Public Health Program. She joined the Open Society Foundations in 2008 as deputy director of the Public Health Program, working with Open Society foundations around the world on issues such as access to essential medicines, Roma health, health media, and accountability and monitoring in health.
From 2003 to 2007, Buissonnière served as secretary-general of Médecins Sans Frontières International (MSF), where she oversaw coordination and cooperation between the 19 MSF sections. Previously, she was head of mission for MSF in Korea, operations director in Tokyo, head of mission for Gaza and the West Bank, and administrator in Beijing. She served on the board of MSF from 2007 to 2010.
Buissonnière holds a master’s in public policy and a health and health policy graduate certificate from Princeton University, as well as a diploma (maîtrise) in international management. She is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin.