ASIS International and French Gendarmerie Officers Academy forge strategic partnership

ASIS International has formed a new strategic partnership with the École des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale (EOGN), also known as the French Gendarmerie Officers Academy, which allows up to two ASIS members per year to enroll in the esteemed security management MBA programme at the EOGN’s campus in Paris. The agreement also facilitates the joint development of future educational modules based on a common vision around the need to pool knowledge and resources in order to promote security as a strategic function within today’s organisations.

“We’re delighted to have concluded this important partnership that will bring additional value and opportunities to ASIS members and helps to put our society at the forefront of security education,” said Christina Duffey CPP, ASIS International’s president in 2019.

Dr Nicolas Le Saux CPP, chairman of ASIS International’s European Advisory Council, added: “This agreement with the EOGN is a game-changer for ASIS in Europe. We hope that it paves the way for similar partnerships with military and law enforcement organisations in other European countries.”

Christina Duffey CPP

Christina Duffey CPP

The agreement was signed in Melun on 20 May in the presence of General Christophe Boyer (EOGN commander), Major Olivier Anceau (head of the MBA programme), Dr Le Saux, Eric Davoine CPP (ASIS France Chapter chair) and ASIS CEO Peter O’Neil.

ASIS International would like to recognise the extremely valuable work and support provided to the design and implementation of this partnership by Major Lydéric Donet-Mary.

“We’re very pleased to sign this partnership with ASIS International as this fits perfectly into the MBA’s DNA, conceived to strengthen the public-private security co-production,” said General Christophe BOYER. “We hope that the new alliance will open new doors for us to interact with the main players in international safety and security.”

*More information about the special MBA programme can be found online at ASIS members who wish to apply can contact the MBA Department at +33 06 88 18 55 50 or e-mail for further details

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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