Our Team


ESISC’s team is multinational (with at least ten different nationalities represented), and is composed of highly skilled professionals in the areas of national intelligence and the army as well as university specialists in international affairs (lawyers, sociologists, historians, economists, journalists, and psychologists). Other than English and French, we work in more than 20 languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Azerbijiani, Turkish, Serb-Croation, Hungarian, Spanish and Italian).

All assignments entrusted to us are fulfilled by our team or by handpicked contractors with whom we have worked for years.

Claude Moniquet


Claude Moniquet was born in 1958. In his career Mr. Moniquet worked as a reporter in the French press as well as for the DGSE for more than twenty years. He is author of several specialized books and he is often called as a guest speaker in conferences organized by international institutions. Mr. Moniquet is ESISC’s CEO and co-founder along with CEO Genovefa Etienne. He is specialized in the conception and direction of operations of human intelligence, analysis of terrorism, security issues and geopolitics.


Genovefa Etienne


Genovefa Etienne is ESISC's co-founder along with Claude Moniquet. She worked as a journalist for twenty years and she is also author of several books.

Research areas: gender studies and social tensions.


Evgenia Gvozdeva

Director of Production

Evgenia Gvozdeva joined ESISC in September 2009 as an analyst. As a director of production, Evgenia leads the team of analysts working on the World Terror Watch service. Prior to join ESISC, she worked as project manager in Russian NGOs specialized on political issues and as a chief editor in a news agency. She also took part as a principal researcher in inter-disciplinary research projects on political and security issues. Evgenia completed a Master in Sociology at Moscow State University in 2000 and  Second-degree Master in Management at Solvay Business School in Brussels in 2008. She is Russian native speaker and she is fluent in English and French. 


Lhoussain Azergui

Project Manager, Maghreb and Arab World

Lhoussain Azergui, born in Morocco in 1975.

Law degree, University of Meknes.

MAP journalist (2001-2006)

Areas of research: terrorist groups in North Africa, Middle East, Sahel and social movements.


Solène Jomier

Project manager


Solène Jomier joined ESISC as an Analyst in Summer 2014. Solène is a Project Manager monitoring terror risks related to energy infrastructures across the globe. She also assists regularly in the development of the World Terror Watch service, notably providing country risk analyses on the Sahel region, Latin America and Western Europe. She previously worked as a trainee at the EU Delegation in Barbados and the Eastern Carribean, specialised on politics and development issues. She holds a Master Degree in International Relations from Warwick University (UK) and a Master-level Diploma in Political Sciences from Sciences-Po Rennes (FR). She is a French native speaker and also speaks English and Spanish.



William Racimora

Project manager

William Racimora, born in Brussels in 1960.

Sociologist, graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Research areas: urban violence, ethnicity and Middle East.


Project managers

General (2S) Jean-Paul Husté


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Renaud FRANCOIS


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Estève


Dimitri Bickeris 




Solène Metais

Martina Aerne






Legal Counsel




M. le Bâtonnier Pierre Legros


Me Stéphane Rodrigues


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