CEIS, the French strategy advisory firm, today reinforced its Brussels team by welcoming a new Deputy Head. Pauline Massart was previously Head of Media & Communication at the European Defence Agency after heading the Peace, Security & Defence Programme of the Brussels-based think-tank Friends of Europe (previously the Security & Defence Agenda) for eight years. She began her career at Thales in Italy after studying at King’s College London, the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Pauline is on the Board of the Brussels chapter of WIIS – Women in International Security and of the Brussels Binder, the online female expert database. She speaks English, French, German and Italian, and is the mother of two children.