CIVIPOL

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The management of CIVIPOL is composed of 5 members

Yann Jounot

Chief Executive Officer

The prefect Yann Jounot is assigned to the Ministry of the Interior where he carries out most of his career after leaving the National School of Administration (promotion Fernand Braudel 1987).
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Omar Merabet

Adviser to the CEO

Born in 1967, holder of a Master of Advanced Studies in demographics and social sciences, Omar Merabet started out as a teacher-researcher, specialising in demographics and migration issues. From 1997 to 2005 he was a volunteer and a reseacher in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Mali, where he held various positions, including advisor to the director general of the Institute for Demographic Research (IFORD, Cameroon). He joined Civipol in 2006 as head of the international cooperation unit, then as director of the technical assistance unit. He has been advisor to M Jounot, CEO of Civipol,...

Jean-Simon Merandat

Deputy Prefect, Deputy to the CEO, Director of General and Institutional Affairs

He has a master’s in private law, having studied at Aix and the Institut d’Etudes Judiciaires in Paris until 2004. After a period in the prison administration service, he joined the Ministry of the Interior in 2011. He was appointed sub-prefect of Nogent sur Seine (Aube) and then became chief of staff of the Prefect of the Lower Normandy region and Prefect of Calvados. During this period he was responsible for planning and managing the security measures for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, and for the world equestrian games. He was then appointed chief of staff of the Prefect of...

Bertrand Barbe

Deputy to the President, Director of Operations and Development

Born on 18 November 1972, a graduate of the École Nationale (Supérieure) des Finances Publiques, Bertrand Barbé worked for a time as a civil servant in the public finance administration before specialising in international cooperation. He joined ADETEF, the public agency for international technical cooperation of the Ministry of Finance, as Finance Director.  During the same period, he helped set up France Coopération International, the operator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In April 2012, he joined France Expertise International as Deputy Director General.  When the international...

Pierre-Yves Buquet

Strategy and Security adviser to the CEO

Born in 1969, a graduate of the Sorbonne with a Master’s in Geopolitics, Pierre-Yves Buquet spent fifteen years at the Ministry of Defence (now the Ministry of the Armed Forces). In 2006, he joined the General Secretariat of National Defence (now SGDSN) in the National Protection and Security Directorate. In this role, he organised and led exercises in crisis management for members of staff of government ministers, of the Prime Minister and of the President of the Republic. Starting in 2010, he served as adviser on international affairs to the Director of State Protection and Security.  In...

The General and Institutional Affairs Directorate is composed of 15 members

Jean-Simon Merandat

Deputy Prefect, Deputy to the CEO, Director of General and Institutional Affairs

He has a master’s in private law, having studied at Aix and the Institut d’Etudes Judiciaires in Paris until 2004. After a period in the prison administration service, he joined the Ministry of the Interior in 2011. He was appointed sub-prefect of Nogent sur Seine (Aube) and then became chief of staff of the Prefect of the Lower Normandy region and Prefect of Calvados. During this period he was responsible for planning and managing the security measures for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, and for the world equestrian games. He was then appointed chief of staff of the Prefect of...

Régis Dutrieux

Head of Human Resources

Régis has a master’s degree in Human Resources from INSEC and an MBA in Compensations and Benefits. As head of HR he manages fifty long-term contracts and a variable number of short-term contracts. His specialities are knowledge and management of public service secondment contracts, management of ex-pats and HR policies.

Ludovic Vinet

Head of Legal Affairs

Ludovic holds a master’s degree in Private Law.  He is Head of Legal Affairs at CIVIPOL. His remit includes corporate relations with entities managed by CIVIPOL; responsibility for contracts with clients and suppliers; insurance; managing the brands of the Milipol Group.

Laurence Angevin Canarelli

Head of Travels

Laurence has a degree in language and literature, and a diploma in tourism. During her long career in business travel, she has managed offices for Havas and American Express within large companies. She joined Civipol in 2013 as an travel and logistics agent and later became head of the unit.

Marie Fontaine

Head of Communication

Born in 1992, Marie has a degree in communications and a master’s in development project management from the University of Montpellier. After a period as an international solidarity volunteer with an NGO specialising in the fight against HIV in Cameroon, Marie joined Civipol in March 2018. She is responsible for internal and external communication, event organisation and press relations.

Stéphane Arsovski

Chef du pôle des Affaires Financières et des Moyens Généraux

Stéphane has a background in accounting and has a master’s in management control and a master’s in management.  He joined Civipol in May 2014 as head of accounting. Stéphane manages a team of six people.  He is fully acquainted with all the financial affairs of CIVIPOL and its daily management.

Mohamed Hadboun

Accountant

Mohamed has a diploma in management accounting and a certificate in tax reporting and analysis from the Francis Lefebvre training centre. He spent most of his career working for companies in the oil sector. He joined Civipol in March 2015 as a general accountant. His functions involve calculating tax liabilities, and supervising the accounts of the Milipol Group.

Florent Teissonnière

Accountant

Florent has baccalaureate in economics and social studies, and a diploma in management accounting. He spent most of his career as an accountant in a clothing manufacturer, then in a firm of chartered accountants. He joined Civipol in September 2005 and is now in charge of current accounts.

Zakia Hamani

Accountant

Zakia has a diploma in accounting, obtained on a work-study programme. She has spent her career as an accountant in the tourism industry. She joined Civipol in December 2013 as a project accountant.  In particular, she manages the accounts for large projects in the Central African Republic and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Véronique Franquet

Accountant

Véronique has a master’s degree in accounting, obtained in the Hauts de France region. Following a career in purchasing departments of large groups, and the a period with the Mazars consulting firm, she joined Civipol in 2005 where she is a project accountant in the Finance unit.

Julie Noyer

Accountant

Julie has a diploma in accounting.  She also has higher diploma in commercial strategy, acquired through validation of her professional experience. Après une carrière passée en SSII durant laquelle elle s’occupe de comptabilité et d’administration des ventes, Julie entre chez CIVIPOL en septembre 2017. She manages the accounting affairs of a large number of projects, in particular the de-radicalisation project in the Nigerian prison system and the fight against organised crime in South America.

Laure Sérignac

Head of Management Secretariat

Laure has a degree in modern languages. She was a management secretary at Suez-Ineo, then in a firm of tax lawyers. She is in charge of the Secretariat, and serves as personal assistant to Prefect Jounot, CEO of CIVIPOL, and to Omar Merabet, adviser to the CEO.

Laetitia Chanet

Management Assistant

Laetitia joined the Air Force after her studies in Law and English.  She worked in the office of the Minister of Defence, then at the Centre for Operational Planning and Control. She then joined the national intelligence coordination unit of the office of the President of the Republic in 2010, and came to Civipol at the beginning of 2019. She is personal assistant to Jean-Simon Merandat and Bertrand Barbé.

Rekha Ratnavibhushana

Secretary

Rekha has a diploma in art. She has experience in several areas, including as switchboard operator and receptionist in various companies in the private sector. She works as a secretary and receptionist at CIVIPOL.

The Operations and Development Branch is composed of 27 members

Bertrand Barbe

Deputy to the President, Director of Operations and Development

Born on 18 November 1972, a graduate of the École Nationale (Supérieure) des Finances Publiques, Bertrand Barbé worked for a time as a civil servant in the public finance administration before specialising in international cooperation. He joined ADETEF, the public agency for international technical cooperation of the Ministry of Finance, as Finance Director.  During the same period, he helped set up France Coopération International, the operator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In April 2012, he joined France Expertise International as Deputy Director General.  When the international...

Joana Judice

Head of Public Administration Unit

Joanna has a diploma in international relations from Sciences Po, Lisbon, and from Sciences Po, Strasbourg. Following her studies, she spent two years working in international relations at the Lisbon embassy, then specialised in urban security with the non-governmental organisation European Forum for Urban Security, where she worked in particular on prevention on delinquency. She then focused on acquiring European financing for this NGO. She joined Civipol in June 2018 as Head of the Public Administration Unit, where she uses her experience of the financial mechanisms of international sponsors...

Camille Loutoby

Project Manager

Following a diploma (BTS – Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in international business, Camille went to business school and obtained a master’s degree. She began her career in sales and marketing. After a year in Canada and time at Deloitte as a Project Manager, she joined CIVIPOL in September 2015 where she now works as Project Manager for the Public Services unit.

Adeline Gleizal

Project Manager

Adeline has a degree in applied foreign languages (English and Spanish). She also has a master’s in humanitarian project development, and another master’s in politics and European affairs from the University of Aix-Marseille. After her studies, Adeline worked for a year in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the office of the junior minister in charge of development. She followed this by two years as cooperation officer in the French embassy in Panama. After two years with the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies, the operator of the Ministry of Education, she entered the École...

Quoc Dang Nguyen

Head of Identity

Quoc Dang is a graduate of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Paris Institute of Urban Planning at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. For more than twenty years he has worked on the ground and in the headquarters of international organisations exploring the links and themes of ‘emergency and development’ and ‘stabilisation, peace and security’. Quoc Dang has worked as Deputy Manager, Technical Advisor, Coordinator of Cooperation Programmes and Humanitarian Affairs Specialist for UNICEF, the European Commission and several French NGOs. He also led the...

Vincent Escoffier

Project Manager

Vincent was born in 1990. After a double degree in Political Science and Law at the University of Lyon 3, he did a master’s in International Relations, specialising in security and defence, in the United States, then further diploma in International Public Politics at Lyon 3. He joined CIVIPOL in October 2015 as a project manager in the Identity Unit. He develops and manages a number of projects, in particular the support for the implementation of a secured civil register in Mali.

Magali Capitaine

Project Manager

Magali has a master’s degree in Management Sciences from the Graduate School of Management in Rennes. She worked from 1999 to 2004 in management control at the headquarters of the NGO Solidarités International. She also worked on several field projects (Balkans, Burundi, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo) as a project officer, financial and administrative coordinator, and regional controller. She then joined the AIDES association, which is dedicated to the prevention of HIV/Aids and hepatitis, where she worked from 2005 to 2017 as head of accounts and control at headquarters. She...

Sebastian Sperber

Head of Flow Control and Migration

Sebastian was born in 1977. He is a graduate of the University of Mannheim and Sciences Po Paris, where he studied economics and political science. After five years as a project manager at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, he joined the European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS) as a programme manager. He joined Civipol in 2016 as a project manager and in 2018 became head of the People Movement and Migration unit, where he is also responsible for Reform of the Security Sector.

Jean-Mary Mondjehi

Project Manager

Jean-Mary is an international affairs and foreign trade graduate. He began his professional career at Coface as Business Manager before joining the French engineering group Egis, first as Project Manager for its subsidiary company Egis Bdpa who specialise in public aid development then as a legal researcher in company law for the group’s legal department. He joined CIVIPOL on 1 March 2017 as a Project Manager in the Flow Control, SSR and Migration unit.

Madliane Bolly

Project Manager

Madliane holds a Master’s in International Project Management and a specialised Master’s in Management of Sustainable Development. Having worked for the International Labour Office in Geneva, she joined CIVIPOL initially in the Quality unit, where she worked on the quality management system in order to prepare for ISO 9001 certification. She then joined the Operations unit as a project manager, in particular in the People Movement and Migration unit where she manages projects supporting the reform of the security sector (PARSS 3 MSPC - Guinea Conakry).

Lisa Raffy

Project Manager

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Concordia University (Montreal), and a master’s in Conflict, Security and Development from the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). She spent several years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, where she worked in the areas of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), and prevention of violent extremism. She spent time in Mali and Iraq as part of her IOM missions, where she took charge of methodologies for intervention and for community stabilisation in zones where refugees. Lisa joined Civipol in...

Anne-Sophie Sandor

Project Manager

Anne-Sophie was born in 1992. She has a degree in Law from Lyon and Montreal, and a master’s in Criminology from Liège and Montreal. She joined CIVIPOL in July 2018 as a project manager in the People Movement and Migration unit, where she manages the ROCK project, among others.

Anne-Claude Neptune

Project Manager

Anne-Claude holds a master’s degree in Economic Expertise and International Financial Management from the University of Paris XIII and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Paris-Dauphine. She has been working in international cooperation project management for more than ten years.  She joined CIVIPOL in 2005 in the Flow Control, SSR and Migration unit where she is responsible for phase 4 of the Euromed Police project funded by the European Commission implemented by a European consortium that CIVIPOL is leading.

Anne-Claire Zirnhelt

Head of Prevention of Terrorism and Organised Crime

Anne-Claire has a master’s in International Cooperation and Development from the Institut d’Études Politiques, Bordeaux. She worked for four years at Sofreco as a project manager in the Public Administration and Governance unit, then as project manager in the College of Europe in Bruges, where she developed and implemented training and reinforcement projects in European Affairs. She joined Civipol in 2014 and is today a unit head. She leads a team of eight people and a portfolio of around fifteen projects, such as “Fight Against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.” She is directly...

David Roux

Project Manager

David holds a master’s in Geopolitics and International Relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques, Toulouse, and a master’s in Defence, Security and Crisis Management from IRIS Sup. He joined Civipol in March 2017, having first done an internship as a student. He manages several projects in the Prevention of Terrorism and Organised Crime unit, in particular in anti-money laundering in the Horn of Africa, and the reinstatement of the rule of law in the centre of Mali.

Guillaume Courchinoux

Project Manager

Born in 1993, Guillaume holds a joint French-Spanish diploma in Business and Economics, and a master’s in Development Economics and International Project Management. He joined CIVIPOL after his studies in October 2017, where he works in the Counter Terrorism unit. He manages the deployment of internal security forces in the Central African Republic, and mine clearance in Guinea-Conakry.

Jade Chemama

Project Manager

Jade achieved a master’s degree in Development Economics and International Projects Management (DEIPM) following an undergraduate degree in Economics and a first year master’s degree (Master 1) in International Trade and Globalisation at the Sorbonne. She joined CIVIPOL in 2017 initially as an intern then as a Project Manager in the Fight Against Terrorism and Organised Crime unit.

Maria Angulo

Project Manager

Maria is an engineer. She holds a master’s degree in Economic Expertise of Development Policies and Projects from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She has seven years’ experience working in the field of development and ten in project management. Maria is an expert in identification, management and strategic evaluation and the impact of cooperation programmes in conflict and crisis regions. She is a specialist on Colombia in particular on issues relating to peace and armed conflict. She joined CIVIPOL in 2016 to lead the EL PAcCTO project to combat organised crime in South America.

Maria-Ignacia Pérez

Project Assistant

Maria-Ignacia holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Catholic University of Chile and obtained a master’s degree in International Business Development in Paris. She joined CIVIPOL in January 2018. She is a Project Assistant for the Fight Against Terrorism and Organised Crime unit and works notably on the EL PAcCTO project to combat organised crime in South America together with Maria Angulo.

Payam Shahrjerdi

Project Manager

Payam is an International Economic Law graduate from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was a teacher-researcher before joining the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique – National Centre for Scientific Research) Comparative Law Group. He was then in charge of several programmes run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at supporting the training of judges in Afghanistan before becoming cooperation attaché in Libya, then Morocco where he led the governance department at the French Embassy. He is a specialist in delivering international cooperation projects in...

Pierre Collet

Project Manager

Pierre was born in 1990 and is a Law graduate from the Catholic University in Lille. He also graduated from the University of Toulon’s Public Services degree specialising in Security and Defence. He briefly worked for the Directorate for Cooperation of Security and Defence (DCSD – Direction de la Coopération de Sécurité et de Défense, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He joined CIVIPOL in March 2018 first in the Public Services unit then in the Fight Against Terrorism and Organised Crime unit.

Étienne Huyghe

Doctoral student

Etienne holds a first year master’s degree (Master 1) in Public Law, first year master’s degree (Master 1) in Political Science and a master’s degree (Master 2) in International Relations, all from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on French cooperation policy in the area of security in the Sahel region. He was Assistant Rapporteur for the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs’ mission on ‘the presence and influence of France in international organisations and the European institutions.’ He has joined CIVIPOL as a doctoral student for the next...

Antoine le Noan

Head of Private Partnerships

Antoine completed preparatory classes in Maths and Physics. He is an engineer and graduate from INPG Grenoble. His studies then turned towards management and he graduated from the ESSEC grande école. After a stint at Société Générale in London, he joined a management consultancy working in particular on participative finance projects. His commercial role led him to work on big public accounts. He began working for CIVIPOL in May 2017 where he is in charge of developing support for the security industries and consolidating CIVIPOL’s position as a leader of integrated offers, with the same goal...

Sofien Dubuis

Head of Project Assistants Unit

Sofien was born in 1988 and holds an undergraduate sandwich degree in management. He had an initial experience as a market manager at SEM92 (now Citallios) before spending a year as an international business volunteer in Morocco as an Administrative and Financial Manager for the French company MSA. He joined CIVIPOL in 2016 and worked in a support role for the operational positions in the Project Management Assistants unit which he now manages.

Patricia Horkawy

Project Assistant

After her baccalaureate and a two-year university diploma (DEUG – Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales) in Spanish in Poland, Patricia completed a diploma (BTS – Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in sales and marketing in France and a Polish undergraduate degree in French as a foreign language. Patricia joined Sofreco as assistant to the Economics and Public Management Department after several brief experiences as an assistant in both the charity and business sectors. She went on to join CIVIPOL in 2017 supporting the management of operations and development.

Maya Touati

Project Assistant

Following a diploma (BTS – Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in International Trade in Algeria, Maya worked in the area of communications and publishing for Synergie Communication. For six years, she was a Project Manager working on projects such as the ‘Promotion of the European Cultural Festival in Algeria.’ In 2014 she took up a position with the United Nations Development Programme working on a social reintegration programme for prisoners. In 2017 she joined the International Committee of the Red Cross in Algeria to work on re-establishing migrants’ family links in Algeria in collaboration...

Cavida Lamour

Project Assistant

Cavida holds a personal assistant diploma (BTS – Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) and has held various PA roles. DShe worked first on external communications for the Ministry of National Education and Research where she assisted in the organisation of events such as the Education Fair and reception ceremonies for Ministers at the time. She then joined the public institution for the Villette park as assistant to the President and General Director. Following this she moved to Expertise France where she stayed for just over four years (2014-2019). For the first two years she was an Executive...