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EX-CHIEF OF FRENCH INTELLIGENCE JOINS ARCANUM
June 17, 2013
Former head of the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Interieur Bernard Squarcini to serve as Senior Advisor
Zurich/London/Washington DC – Arcanum, a strategic global intelligence firm and an RJI Capital company, announced today that Bernard Squarcini has joined Arcanum as a Senior Advisor.
Mr. Squarcini comes to Arcanum with over thirty years of experience in the field of intelligence and security, having served in high-level positions in both the law enforcement and intelligence sectors. Mr. Squarcini served as the Chief of French counter-terrorism and intelligence Agency, Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI). He retired in March 2013 as Senior Executive Prefect, after having served for five years as DCRI’s Chief. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Squarcini was appointed Head of Homeland Security. He has served as the Delegate Prefect for Security and Defense from 2004 to 2005, and as Deputy Director of the Central Directorate of General Intelligence from 1999 to 2004. In addition, since 1979, he has held various senior positions in law enforcement, serving for eight years as Principal Commissioner of Police before his first appointment in the Central Directorate of General Intelligence as Head of Division in 1987.
“I am eager to join Arcanum as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Wahid has an excellent reputation in the intelligence world and Arcanum is a leading company in this industry. Our partnership is sure to be a successful one for both myself and for the firm,” said Mr. Squarcini.
“We are pleased to have a world renowned expert in the intelligence and security field join the Arcanum team,” said Ron Wahid, CEO of RJI Capital, the parent company of Arcanum. “Mr. Squarcini’s experience and knowledge on this subject matter is both unparalleled and unique, and we are excited to be working with him.”
Mr. Squarcini has been awarded the Legion of Honour at the class of Chevalier (“Knight”), and has been the recipient of several other awards, such as the Commander of the National Order of Merit, the Cross of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain and the Cross of Military Merit.
Arcanum, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RJI Capital Holdings, is a global intelligence firm that provides a host of bespoke and tailored strategic intelligence products to government entities and the private sector across a range of industries. By maintaining a highly diversified intelligence and business network around the globe, Arcanum’s industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered from its offices in Washington DC, London, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Zurich, New York and Hong Kong. For further information, go to www.arcanumglobal.com or contact Yael Hartmann, Director of Strategic Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.