Thomas Kurmann (USA)

Director of Development, Médecins Sans Frontières

Thomas Kurmann first joined MSF back in 2004 as Communications and Fundraising Director of the MSF office in Switzerland before later becoming the Fundraising Director in MSF’s office in Germany. In 2013 he took over the Fundraising Leadership role at MSF-USA. Prior to joining MSF, Thomas has been Communication Director of Terre des Hommes, a child aid foundation. Thomas serves on the Board of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and the Professional Face-to-Face Fundraising Association. He is teaching digital fundraising, donor retention, and donor journey mapping at two academic institutions in Switzerland. Before his Fundraising career, Thomas worked as a freelance PR adviser and journalist and as a dramaturge for a theatre. Thomas graduated at Zurich University in Italian Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Psychology and did advanced studies in Corporate Social Responsibility.