Our Associated Experts

Jean-Philippe OLIER

Aerospace, Space, Environment, Energy

Polytechnician (75) and Chief Engineer at the Corps des Mines, Jean-Philippe Olier has over 40 years of experience in the industrial sector at management and strategy positions.

Alain Christienne

Digital transformation, geopolitics, naval and military data

Rear Admiral (ret.), graduate of the French Naval Academy (1978-1980). his command tours at sea included dispatch ships, tankers and frigates. He also held positions at the Naval Force Staff (2005-2008), at the Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Defence Information Systems (2008-2014) and at the Military Intelligence Directorate (2014-2017).

Etienne Germain

International security, crisis management

Corporate Security Manager, then Group Security Director at Alstom, Etienne Germain is a specialist in security issues and risk analysis. A graduate of ESM Saint-Cyr and the Ecole de Guerre, Etienne Germain also holds a Master 2 in Political Sciences at La Sorbonne. He previously held operational responsibilities in the Army and Army Staff, then served as director of a Crisis Management Center for the Armed Forces in Guyana.

Richard Pouillaude

Banking, Specialized Financial Services, Transformation, Risk Management.

Richard POUILLAUDE (ESCP 88) has nearly 30 years of experience in banking and finance. He first held various operational positions before moving to general management function for 20 years. After a consulting engineering experience at Accenture, he led many operational and strategic transformation projects in different environments. He also chaired a fintech specialized in payment systems.
Richard POUILLAUDE is a teacher in Master 2 of Internal Audit and Management Control, and Associate Lecturer on Risk Management at TBS (Toulouse Business School).
He is an associate expert at CEIS in the Banking and Finance division, and works as a consultant for various banks on operational excellence and digital transformation projects, particularly in West Africa.

Jean-Christophe Le Toquin

European affairs, cybersecurity, cybercrime

Jean-Christophe Le Toquin is a public affairs advisor with a track record on building trustworthy multi-stakeholder initiatives on cybersecurity and against cybercrime. Managing Partner of SOCOGI SAS since 2013, he is a board member and advisor in business development for tech companies. He is President of CyAN, an international and cross-disciplinary network of cybersecurity & cybercrime advisors he co-founded in 2015. Previously, Jean-Christophe has been in charge of the Digital Crimes Unit for Microsoft Europe Middle-East and Africa from 2003 to 2013, and Executive Director of the French Internet Service Providers from 1997 to 2003. He is an attorney by education, admitted to the Paris Bar.

Jean Rannou

Aeronautics and defence

Jean Rannou, an Air Chief Marshall (2S), filled the roles of military chief of staff of the French Minister of Defence, Major General of the state office of the French armed forces and then head of the state office of the French air force (1995-2000). Finally, he was a master advisor to the Court of Auditors (2000-2004). Alongside his activities at CEIS, Jean Rannou is a member of the French Scientific Council for Defence, an advisory body to the French Minister of Defence, and president of the Eurodéfense association.

Michel de Gliniasty

Aeronautics, space, nuclear and defence

Michel de Gliniasty graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1969 and the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne) in 1974. He was a general engineer for the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and devoted the bulk of his career to research: first at the DGA (Centre d’Études de Gramat, 1974-1981), then at CEA (1981-2000). Finally, at the French National Office of Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA, 2000-2010), as General Scientific Director, he was in charge of programming and assessing scientific research. He speaks three languages: French, English and Russian.

Michel Benedittini

Cybersecurity, naval industry and defence

Michel Benedittini is a Vice Admiral (2S) and a graduate of the École Navale (1973-1975), the École des Officiers Transmetteurs de la Marine (1979) and the École de Guerre (1990). He started out as a marine officer (10 assignments at sea, including 4 leadership assignments, and 8 assignments at the staff office of the French navy or armed forces) from 1975 to 2006. He then acted as Deputy Managing Director of the French National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI, and previously Deputy Director of the French Central Information Systems Security Division [DCSSI]) between 2006 and 2012. He was then Secretary-General of the committee for the French white paper on defence and national security from 2012 to 2013.

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