Benyon brings precious contacts to ISC
Influential Conservative MP Richard Benyon rejoined the newly reformed Intelligence & Security Committee on November 17, after a wait of [...]
The French multinational is a leader in water and waste management and energy. It also has a growing transport business. With more than 300,000 employees in 50 countries, Veolia works with a large number of local authorities and private companies.
Bernard Squarcini, the Mr. Fix-it of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and former head of the French domestic intelligence service (DCRI, now DGSI), has also worked in the business sector. He is less at ease, however, among the high-rise office blocks of Paris's La Defense business district than in the Corsican restaurants of the French capital. [...]
Favourite courtier of African presidents Jacob Zuma, Ali Bongo and Denis Sassou Nguesso, South African Ivor Ichikowitz is little by little making his mark in Central Asia. Alongside such influential regional businessmen as Kenges Rakishev in Kazakhstan and Fuad Seyidaliyev in Azerbaijan, the head of the Paramount arms group is trying to establish himself there, while still maintaining his position [...]
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. At the same time, he is trying to establish himself in Libya and is continuing to advance his own investment projects in Africa generally. After hav [...]