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Kris Torgeson

Kris Torgeson has worked in the global health and humanitarian sector for more than 20 years, including over 14 years with MSF where she served as the organization’s Secretary General from 2008 to 2012. Kris is currently the Global CEO of Lifebox, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety of surgery and anesthesia around the world, and was the Founding Executive Director for The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) USA. She sits on the board of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) North America and is a former board member of All Out and ALIMA USA. Kris holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University, an M.Phil in Chinese from Columbia University, and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.