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Thierry Matta, enduring chamberlain of France's DGSI

DRO Thierry Matta has worked under all the directors of the DGSI: from left to right and top to bottom, Céline Berthon, Nicolas Lerner, Laurent Nuñez, Patrick Calvar and Bernard Squarcini.
DRO Thierry Matta has worked under all the directors of the DGSI: from left to right and top to bottom, Céline Berthon, Nicolas Lerner, Laurent Nuñez, Patrick Calvar and Bernard Squarcini. © MaxPPP (Christophe Morin/Vincent Isore/IP3 Press, Christophe Petit Tesson, Guillaume Georges/PhotoPQR/Le Parisien)/DGSI/iStock
Director-generals come and go, but Thierry Matta remains. While never in the limelight, he keeps the DGSI running from the shadows. We shed some light on the éminence grise who has reigned over French domestic intelligence for more than a decade. [...]
Published on 09.02.2024 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 4 minutes

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