Benoit De Gryse first joined MSF in 2005, working on a mental health project for displaced people after the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He continued to work with MSF on various mental health projects in Indonesia, Haiti and Brussels, before in 2008 returning to Indonesia as Project Coordinator of the response to the Sulawesi earthquake.
In 2009, Benoit moved to Pakistan to lead an access to healthcare project in the northwestern Malakand province. He returned again in February 2010 as MSF Country Representative in Pakistan, a position he held for a year and a half, overseeing medical projects in Malakand, Swat, Lower Dir, Karachi Districts and various emergency response projects during the floods in 2010 and 2011.
Benoit is currently MSF’s Country Representative in Afghanistan where he is leading a team of 80 international staff and more than 1200 local colleagues to provide medical assistance to the population in four project locations.