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Dr. Alan Bryden
Assistant Director and Head of Division

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the divis...Read more

Assistant Director and Head of Division

 

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue areas addressed include the regulation of private military and security companies, business and security sector reform / security sector governance, and cyber security.
 

Prior to joining DCAF, Alan was a civil servant with the UK Ministry of Defence. He has held various policy and project management posts including the Ministry’s focal point for international humanitarian law issues. Alan was also seconded to the UK Department for International Development, working as a project manager in the field of humanitarian demining.
 

Alan holds degrees in medieval history and international relations and a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. He is a graduate of the International Training Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Alan is widely published in the field of security sector governance.   


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Jean-Michel Rousseau
Deputy Head of Division

Jean-Michel Rousseau is Deputy Head of the Business and Security Division at DCAF – the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a ...Read more

Deputy Head of Division

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau is Deputy Head of the Business and Security Division at DCAF – the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a variety of programme management processes. He also leads the divisional engagement to strengthen private security regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and acts as the strategic lead on DCAF´s work as Secretariat of the Montreux Document Forum. Furthermore, he leads the divisional work on cyber and Internet governance, notably with regards to the Zurich-
London Recommendations.

 

Prior to joining the Business and Security Division, Jean-Michel Rousseau was Head of the North Africa Desk at DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division, a position in which he coordinated DCAF’s operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. He previously worked as a strategy, governance, and organisational development consultant world-wide, as well as  for German development agency GIZ in Colombia.

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau studied at Sciences Po Paris, Georgetown University, and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He has taught at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.


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Mirna Adjami
Programme Manager

Mirna Adjami is Program Manager with the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She leads the Division’s work on Business, Security, and Human Rights, with a specific focus on supporting ...Read more

Programme Manager 

 

Mirna Adjami is Program Manager with the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).  She leads the Division’s work on Business, Security, and Human Rights, with a specific focus on supporting better security practices by companies in line with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. To this end, she manages the Security and Human Rights implementation Mechamism (SHRIM), a multi-donor trust fund that implements projects promoting multi-stakeholder engagement across business, governments and civil society with the objective of improving security, development and respect for human rights in fragile contexts.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Mirna has worked as an international human rights lawyers and developed expertise in a range of issues including business and human rights, anti-corruption integrity and compliance, transitional justice, and refugee, statelessness and nationality law issues.  Most recently, she was Project Manager in Anti-Corruption Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance.  Previously, she was a senior advisor to UNHCR in Geneva and in West Africa, the Head of Office for the International Center for Transitional Justice’s office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and has also worked for the Open Society Foundations.

 

Mirna is a dual Swiss-U.S. citizen and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, B.A. from Brown University, and a DAS in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Geneva School of Management.  She is a member of the New York State Bar.


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Séverine Arroyo-Dunand
Administrative Officer

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s Head and prog...Read more

Administrative Officer

 

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s Head and programme team.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Séverine has held various positions in the private fiduciary sector as well as in NGOs. She has worked for one year for a local organisation in Ecuador, Latin America and has travelled extensively. She is fluent in English, in Spanish and in French, and has a good knowledge of German.

 

Séverine holds a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Project Management from the Department of Economics of the University of Geneva. In addition, she has completed trainings in fields as diverse as finance management, human resources and gender studies.


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Anna Marie Burdzy
Project Coordinator

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within theBusiness and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent internation...Read more

Project Coordinator
 

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent international obligations and good practices related to operations of PMSCs in armed conflict, initiated by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Anna Marie completed internships at Amnesty International in Vancouver, Canada focusing on raising awareness and support for the Arms Trade Treaty.

 

Anna Marie holds a Master in International History with a specific focus on Russian and Eastern European security from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


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Antoine Perret
Project Coordinator

Antoine Perret is Project Coordinator at the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He manages projects, andprovides conceptual and content supportto projects in the field of private secu...Read more

Project Coordinator

 

Antoine Perret is Project Coordinator at the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He manages projects, and provides conceptual and content support to projects in the field of private security governance, business and security, and security and new technologies.


Prior to joining DCAF, Antoine was based in Panama working on anti-money laundering and terrorism financing and leading a regional project on mapping organized crime activities in Latin America. Before that, he was associate researcher at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia); research fellow at Columbia University (New York, USA), and American University (Washington DC, USA). He taught at Universidad Externado de Colombia and collaborated with UN agencies on security and human rights issues. 
Antoine holds a PhD in law and LLM from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy); a Master in International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia (Bogota, Colombia) - in collaboration with Columbia University and Science PO, Paris; and a Licence in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He has published several books and articles on private security regulation.  
 


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Emmylou Boddi
Project Officer

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance(DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content supportto projects in the field of private security governance...Read more

Project Officer

 

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to projects in the field of private security governance, in particular on the regulation of private military and security companies.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Emmylou interned for the International Commission of Jurists within the Europe & CIS Programme and the Global Security & Rule of Law Program. Before that, she worked at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as an assistant to the Task Force in charge of the 2014 OSCE Chairmanship.

 

Emmylou holds a Master in Public Law from the University of Zürich and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Geneva.


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Julia Jäckle
Project Officer

Julia Jäckle is a Project Officerwithin the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre forSecurity Sector Governance(DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles o...Read more

Project Officer

 

Julia Jäckle is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Julia gained experience as an intern at the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, where she worked on the intersection of business and sustainable development. Before that, Julia worked as a student assistant at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts HSG in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen and a Master of Arts in Development from the Graduate Institute IHEID in Geneva.


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Samuel Küng
Project Officer

Samuel Küng is a Project Officer in the Business and Security Division, where heworks with the Montreux Document. His role includes supporting day-to-day operations in the given area, selecting, reviewing and analysing relevant literature and...Read more

Project Officer

 

Samuel Küng is a Project Officer in the Business and Security Division, where he works with the Montreux Document. His role includes supporting day-to-day operations in the given area, selecting, reviewing and analysing relevant literature and providing enabling research, while helping to ensure the preservation of institutional memory.

 

Prior to taking up this role in July 2018, Samuel worked at the Swiss Business Hub in San Francisco, whereafter he supported the Project Management Team of Fontes Foundation in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Samuel holds a Bachelor degree in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen and a Master degree in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute. 


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Gabrielle Priklopilova
Project Officer

Gabrielle Priklopilova is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She is the DCAF-based resource and liaison for the International Code of Conduct Association (ICo...Read more

Project Officer

 

Gabrielle Priklopilova is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She is the DCAF-based resource and liaison for the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which is the governing and oversight body for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. She identifies possible entry points, synergies and cooperation opportunities in the work of DCAF and ICoCA, in particular in the area of civil society engagement, state and client outreach. She also develops and implements joint projects with the Association.

 

Immediately upon returning to Switzerland, Gabrielle worked for a public-private partnership focusing on skills and education. Previously she supported peace processes and high-level dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa for the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI). Gabrielle begun her career working on EU staff policy issues and supporting EU regulatory frameworks in Helsinki.

 

She has a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Åbo Akademi, Finland and received her Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.


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Benoît Pittet
Project Officer

Benoît Pittet is a Project Officer at the Business and Security Division of DCAF. He works on projects that address security and human rights challenges in the extractive industry, particularly in the DRC. Before joining DCAF, Benoît built e...Read more

Project Officer

 

Benoît Pittet is a Project Officer at  the Business and Security Division of  DCAF. He works on projects that address security and human rights challenges in the extractive industry, particularly in the DRC. Before joining DCAF, Benoît built experience on business and human rights as an intern at the Human Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. He also has previous professional experience of asylum procedures as a minute-taker in federal hearings at the State Secretariat of Migration, also in Bern.

 

Benoît holds a master degree from the Graduate Institute (Geneva) in development studies and prior degrees in Philosophy and Social Anthropology (Fribourg).


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Fulvia Torricelli
Project Assistant

Fulvia Torricelli is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary P...Read more

Project Assistant

 

Fulvia Torricelli is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.

     

Fulvia gained her first experiences working in rural development projects in Bolivia (LATINCROP, on genetic biodiversity and crop value chain) and Mozambique (for HELVETAS – Swiss Intercooperation - HSI) and supporting a sustainable land management project in Afghanistan for HSI from the head office. After that, she worked in intercultural and interreligious dialogue among young people and is active in community radios in Switzerland and Morocco to foster political and social participation of vulnerable groups in the society.

     

Fulvia holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Lausanne. She is currently studying Ethnomusicology, a joint Master degree between the Universities of Geneva, Neuchâtel and the Geneva School of Music, in order to develop alternative strategies to foster ownership of development programs and engage dialogue at local and international level.


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Cristina Valdés Argüelles
Research Assistant

Cristina Valdés Arguelles is a Research Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides research of a legal nature related to private security regulation, as well...Read more

Research Assistant

 

Cristina Valdés Arguelles is a Research Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). She provides research of a legal nature related to private security regulation, as well as project-based support to the Montreux Document Secretariat.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Cristina gained her first experiences in different civil society organizations in the field of human rights, where she managed projects concerning human rights documentation solutions. She also provided legal research and supported the development of knowledge tools relating to advocacy skills and legal intervention for prevention of custodial torture.

 

Cristina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Multicultural Communication and a Master of Arts in Legal Translation from the University of Geneva. She is currently finishing a second degree in Law, with a view to specialising in the legal framework of armed conflicts and humanitarian affairs.


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