Management Team

Olivier Darrason began his career in the prefecture of Guadeloupe in 1982 and later in the Var department of France. He was later Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Culture and Communication, and then Secretary General of SVP, a management consultancy. He was an elected member of parliament of the Bouches-du-Rhone from 1993-1997. In 1997 he founded CEIS. He is a defence specialist and has participated in numerous major reforms of defence in France. He is also a graduate of Political Science (IEP, Aix-en-Provence) and the National Administration School (ENA) of France.

Guillaume Tissier started as a journalist specialized in economic and legal affairs before becoming a consultant for DATOPS. He joined CEIS in 1997 and became Director of the Risk Management department where he has managed CEIS information security and cyber-risk analysis projects. He is graduated in international business law. He was appointed Managing Director at CEIS in January 2012.

Chief Operating Officer of CEIS, Oliver is a former army officer, and graduate of Saint-Cyr military academy and IEP Paris (Science Po). Olivier Zajec is specifically involved in mission analysis and operational capability requirements. He has also developed expertise in strategic supplies (situation and prospective analysis: access to resources/supply security, industry strategies, impact and industrial strategic studies).

In addition, Olivier Zajec teaches international relations and strategy, for tertiary level military education.

Phuong Nguyen is CEIS' Public Sector Director and is also manager of all missions for local government. Previously he has been financial director and then managing director of a tourism company. 

Eric Schmidt is adviser to the President of CEIS. He has worked as assistant director of cabinet and technical advisor in three French ministries. He has also been a parliamentary advisor for numerous French members of parliament and the director of communication of public bodies and local government. He has a political science degree (Sciences-Po) and a degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Journalism.

Chris is Director of Human Resources for CEIS. She has a postgraduate degree in Industrial and Commercial Strategy. Her career started as a parliamentary assistant, and she later joined CEIS as a consultant on political and parliamentary monitoring. She is also Quality Manager for CEIS, which was ISO 9001 certified in 2002. 

Jean-Jacques Brun joined CEIS in 1999 where he was in charge of our media desk and our monitoring projects. He is now Director of the Risk Management department. He holds a post-graduate degree in Defence, Geo-strategy and Industrial Dynamics from Assas, and a Political Science Masters from the Sorbonne. 

Marc-Henri Menard is one of the co-founder of Innovation 128, a company founded in 1979 that joined CEIS in 2005. Graduate of ESC Bordeaux, he started his career as a project manager at the ADER Poitou Charentes, a corresponding structure of ANVAR (OSEO) before regionalization, where he created the first Research and Industry club. In 1979, he was the founder of Innovation 128, a pioneer in technological and strategic monitoring in France. Innovation 128 is now the Innovation, Technologies and Markets activity of CEIS.

Axel Dyèvre is the head of the "Defence & Security" practise of CEIS. He is also in charge of the CEIS-European Office since its creation in 2006. Axel has started his carrer as an officer in the French Forces. A consultant in strategy from 1995 to 1997, he was then a Senior Partner at DATOPS (now LexisNexis Business Information Solutions), a firm developing information systems, between 1997 and 2005. There, Axel designed, and implemented intelligence solutions  for governmental agencies and private firms. Axel has been a part of the CEIS expansion since its beginnings in 1997, and he has opened the CEIS-European Office in 2006. He graduated in Business Management from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Business School).

Caroline Jungers is an expert on company law and has worked in the finance and banking sector. She later joined the regional council in a variety of posts including international economic investment, and innovation and technology transfer. She has a post-graduate degree in Business Law. She is now Director of CEIS for the Lorraine Region.