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.


Mattia Caniglia

WTW Director, International Security and Terrorism Threat Analyst


Mattia Caniglia joined ESISC as an Analyst in 2017. Mattia is an international security and terrorist threat analyst managing the World Terror Watch service and database. He also provides country risk analyses on Africa, Western Europe, the Balkans and South East Asia, given his research and analysis experience in the field. He holds a Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Management from the University of Aberdeen (UK) and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and European Studies from Roma Tre University (IT). He previously collaborated as a political and economic analyst with internationally renowned media like Foreign Policy, Fortune China, The Guardian and Die Welt. Italian native speaker, he also speaks English, French and Spanish.


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 Métais

WTW Project manager, International Security and Terrorism Threat Analyst


Solène Métais joined ESISC in January 2019. Solène is an international security and terrorist threat expert contributing to the World Terror Watch service and database. She provides risk assessment analyses focusing especially on the Middle East, Latin America and Sahel. She previously worked at the Institute for Counter Terrorism in Herzliya - Israel and conducted research projects on Radical Islamism and jihadist propaganda. She also worked at l’Institut Français - Tel Aviv, and at the Ivory Coast Embassy in Paris. Solène completed a Master in Conflicts Studies & Security from The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and a Master of Research in Contemporary History of the Arab-Muslim world from Sorbonne University, Paris. French native-speaker, she is fluent in English, Spanish and has knowledge of Portuguese and Literary Arabic.


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 




Mehwish Rani Jarral joined ESISC as an intern in May 2019. She is a researcher and security analyst. She has collaborated with University of Maryland, UNODC Pakistan, United States Institute of Peace, Institute for Inclusive Security and Institute for Policy Reforms. She has also worked as a security consultant with WikiStrat, a Washington DC-based Crown Consultancy. Mehwish has published with Foreign Affairs, Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies and invited on BBC World News as Security Analyst. She holds a B.A and M.A degree in Psychology. Currently, she is completing her second MA in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. 


Gian Luca Lana is a 23-years old Dutch student who specializes in matters of geopolitics, security, threat analyses and intelligence. He assists in providing analysis on developments in the Middle East region, Germany and the Netherlands. Gian Luca participated in the program intelligence studies at Leiden University, as well as courses on international and regional security at Haifa University. He is a native speaker of both Dutch and French, proficient in English, Hebrew, German and he has knowledge of Arabic.



Legal Counsel




M. le Bâtonnier Pierre Legros


Me Stéphane Rodrigues


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