Director, SG Middle East & SG Djibouti In 2009, Bruno founded the company which has become the world market leader in the provision of maritime logistics services to Private Maritime Security Companies in the Indian Ocean High Risk Area. He has unique experience in the management of complex projects at sea in the Horn of Africa. He was President and CEO of the Pardigon Group before its merger with Strike Global Services that founded the Sovereign Global Group (SG) in 2012.
President, SG France Managing Director, SG UK After extensive experience in the French government, including as adviser to the Prime Minister, Jerome served 5 years as International Director for Arianespace, the European space launch consortium. He founded Strike Global Services in 2010, the French company that was at the inception of the Sovereign Global Group (SG) in 2012.
Chris had a distinguished & colourful career as a Mine-Clearance Diving Officer in the British Royal Navy before managing Special Projects and Overseas Operations for a leading maritime security company. He joined the Sovereign Global team late 2014 to set up a new operation in SE Asia before becoming progressively involved in the Safety and Quality aspects of the company. Now professionally qualified (Tech IOSH and Lead Auditor), Chris heads up a team of HSEQ Representatives and Regional Security Managers supporting our business and personnel deployed on worldwide operations.
Entrepreneur. Ability to detect and explore new business opportunities. Technology driven or market driven. Like to think ‘Out of the box’, exploring unconventional techniques to come to a solution for business problems or market opportunities.
CEO, SG Switzerland After a career in Swiss banking but also as an entrepreneur in the diving world, Stephane joined Sovereign Global in 2012 as its Group Chief Financial Officer and CEO of its Swiss subsidiary. He is responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to the SG chairmen.
Minttu started her maritime career in 2006 after several years of experience in business administration and financial management. She served abroad commercial vessels for 8 years worldwide and graduated in 2012 from Finland with a BSc in Maritime Technology as a Master Mariner. Minttu joined Sovereign Global in late 2011 and sailed the Group’s vessels as First Officer and Captain in East and West Africa. In late 2014 she joined the Management Team in Djibouti assuming the responsibility of shipping management as Group Fleet Manager, a role she held for 7 years. Today Minttu is the Group Managing Director responsible for the direction of the Group’s Maritime Programmes.
After 10 years as commercial director for a major East African equipment group, Yasser set up his own logistics company in Dubai providing government clients with bespoke sea and air transport services and first class heavy equipment. He joined Sovereign Global in early 2012.
Varun has an extensive experience in the management of complex IT networks & telecom infrastructures. As the head of IT for two international groups he developed architectures for the administration of IT systems and networks including anti-fraud control, network security and telecom solutions. He joined Sovereign Global in 2013.