Ghislain has 20 years’ experience in risk management for governments, investment authorities and large corporations in the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. His expertise ranges from National Security, geopolitics, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and systemic risk management related issues.
He was a member of the French Prime Minister’s National Security Council (SGDN) as a Chargé de Mission from 1996 to 1998, and reported to SGDN’s Council’s daily briefings on various classified trans-national economic and political issues.
He lived in Abu Dhabi (UAE) for five years from 2000, serving as a special advisor for the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates, directly working under the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces.
In Abu Dhabi he was co-founder of a dedicated systemic risk analysis model dedicated to the regional arena, tackling systemic interactions within the regional financial system; human trafficking; organized crime; dual-use materials smuggling.
He also trained senior officials on these techniques, as well as on reputation management.
Ghislain has then been based in Dubai (UAE) from 2005 until 2011, advising governmental and financial clients on investment origination, risk management and due diligence as a partner in Dubai-based consultancy firm, Applied Business Intelligence.
He supervised and managed a compliance scheme for the Dubai International Financial Exchange (now NASDAQ Dubai), and worked on several cross-border acquisitions and business development projects as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) facilitation for governments, and on various bilateral affairs involving the Middle East and Latin America.
As a due diligence operator, he performed more than 120 deals in 50+ countries.
He is also an associate professor in international risks management and due diligence techniques at ESLSCA business school, based in Paris.
Ghislain is the author of numerous classified and non-classified International Policy papers presented to senior government officials in Europe and in the Gulf Region. He is the co-author of a book on International Affairs published in 1995.
He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from la Sorbonne University (Paris, France), a Masters in Public Administration and International Law from University Paris-Sud Jean-Monnet (Paris, France), is an alumnus of the HEC’s Institut Supérieur des Affaires, and is the co-founder of GEOPRAGMA Institute.
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