Yves Sonnay is the Assistant Director of Project Management, Safe Surgery/Safe Systems Program. He supports leadership to create a scalable and sustainable portfolio of work for the program that includes efforts to improve the safety, accessibility, and appropriateness of surgical care around the world. In collaboration with the Director of the Safe Surgery Program, he provides both strategic and day-to-day guidance and support to members of the Safe Surgery team, both within Ariadne Labs and with the relevant external partners and stakeholders.
Previously, Yves worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to evaluate program impacts, and before that leading programs and projects for MSF in the field. Yves was Country Director in Haiti, leading a 120-bed obstetric and trauma hospital. He also directed a surgical and rehabilitation center for obstetric fistula in Eastern Chad and a cholera response outbreak in Haiti, as well as multiple other assignments in Cameroon, DRC, Lebanon, Myanmar, and Sudan.
Yves holds a postgraduate diploma in International Project Management, and a BS in Electronic Engineering, both from University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland. He is currently pursuing a MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.