Laura Leyser

General Director of Ärzte ohne Grenzen/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Laura Leyser is General Director of Doctors without Borders Austria – Ärzte ohne Grenzen/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)- since November 2018. She has ten years of international experience in complex crisis situations. Her focus was mainly on development cooperation, for example in Mozambique and Nepal, where she implemented development projects for the Austrian Development Agency and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). During the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, she also worked in the field of humanitarian aid, supporting the emergency response. Most recently, Laura Leyser was the deputy head of the Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department at DFID in London. She holds master degrees in Development Management, International Development and Social and Cultural Anthropology.