Michiel Hofman joined MSF in 1993 until 1998 as Emergency Co-ordinator and Head of Mission for MSF in Liberia, DRC, Bosnia, Burundi, Sri Lanka, Brazil, South Sudan and Kosovo, returning to his former career as freelance journalist in between missions.
Between 1999 and 2001, Michiel co-founded The Antares Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organisation which supports local NGOs in providing psycho-social support for staff working in high-stress environments.
Michiel returned to MSF in 2001 as Head of Mission for the Caucasus based in Moscow, and moved to Holland in 2003 as Director of Operations at the MSF head office in Amsterdam.
Between January 2009 and January 2011, Michiel was Country Representative for MSF in Afghanistan, based in Kabul, where he oversaw the return of MSF activities after a five year absence.
Since 2011 Michiel works as senior humanitarian specialist for MSF based out of Belfast.