With a background in the visual arts, and later a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, André first started working with MSF in 2006. André dedicated around 12 years to working with MSF in both the field and headquarters. He was MSF's Head of Mission in a broad range of countries including South Sudan, Yemen, Haiti, Syria, and Central African Republic and worked in various capacities in many others. André was Head of Programmes for MSF's UK branch where he managed the growth of an academic partnership program to integrate higher learning into the career track of MSF's rising leadership and published a number of articles on topics related to the management of humanitarian crises and politics. He also worked as MSF's liaison to the UK Government and civil society and has extensive experience representing MSF in the media. He currently works for a technology startup called Dharma.ai, based in London.