Public guest lecture by Mihaela Ionasc, Staff Director for Médecins Sans Frontières’/Doctors without Borders (Amsterdam Operational Centre) – 27 November 2020

Vesalius College presents a guest lecture by Mihaela Ionasc, Staff Director for Médecins Sans Frontières’/Doctors without Borders.

Medicins Sans Frontieres works in more than 70 countries. They provide medical humanitarian aid where the needs are greatest, and often go to places where other organizations can’t or won’t operate. MSF assesses the medical needs around the world. This year, like most organizations, they have had to be creative in their approach to our current pandemic. This lecture will address the issues that MSF has faced in this year of medical crisis and country lockdown, and illustrate organization growth and resilience.

15h00-15h05: Introduction
15h05-15h50: guest lecture
15h50-16h00: Q&A
16h00: a small word about Vesalius college


Mihaela Ionasc
Staff Director @Médecins Sans Frontières’/Doctors without Borders
She’s a Human Resources Global Leader, with over 20 years of international expertise in business transformation and change in several HR domains. It is both a challenging and exciting time to be with MSF, where she is working on deep structural changes to better adapt to our world today. Her career has been evolving in a variety of HR international roles for both non-profit and corporate sectors. Prior to MSF, she was a Board Member and VP for Corporate Membership in Professional Women International Brussels (PWI Brussels) and she also worked for the Peace Corps. She’s a Boston University Master of Science, born Romanian, living in the Netherlands with her Swedish husband, 2 wonderful children and a crazy cat. Her professional career is completed by an academic background, as she have been teaching HR and leadership for undergraduate and graduate students in Brussels for Boston University and Vesalius College. Her motto is: no matter what comes, think of it as a learning experience