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Jean-Michel Rousseau

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.