Founder and president of the Agora des Directeurs Sécurité [Agora of Security Directors] in 2006, Pierre GRARD has worked in the Safety/Security sector for a number of companies with a wide range of missions in both the public and private sectors.

Having founded one of the first Safety/Security Consulting Firms in 1984, he completed a degree in economy-management and went on to receive his CNPP certification in Safety (CERIC) in 1986. He then joined BET TROUVIN as Head of the Safety Department in 1995, before becoming the Safety/Security Manager at the Centre Pompidou from 1998 to 2001. After serving as Director of Global Supply at CHUBB Sécurité from 2001 to 2004, he moved on to the Bouygues Construction Group – ETDE, where he was Safety/Security Director from 2004 to 2010. From 2011 to 2012, he was appointed Delegate General of the SNES (Syndicat National des Entreprises de Sécurité [National Trade Union of Security Companies]), and subsequently joined the Agora Clubs teams to develop the Security Directors’ Clubs (Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Strasbourg, Nantes and the French Riviera).
Lecturer at various official institutions, he teaches the “Business Risk Management” and the “Protection of High-Risk Sites” within several university curricula.



Thierry MENUET has almost 30 years of experience in management and professional risk management for collective interest. He started his professional career in 1988 as a designer at an office specialising in risk prevention and protection for high-risk sites (nuclear power plants, military bases, museums, penitential centres). In 1989, he joined the APAVE control board, where he helped create the safety service and developed consultancy services and technical assistance. In 2002, he created the “air transport safety” service and developed training courses.
In 2005, he joined the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the Director of Workplace Health and Safety, then in 2008, was appointed Director of the Central Security Service. Since 2013, he has been serving as Director of Safety/Security Risk Prevention and Crisis Management at the CCI for the Paris Ile-de-France region.
An Apave Risk Prevention Engineer, Thierry MENUET holds certifications in CS CERIC (CNPP), CEFAR and Risk Management Strategy (AMRAE).
He is also the “Safety/Security” Managing Director (CDSE-ESCP Europe) and is ISO 22301 certified (Lead Implementer – PCA).



After completing a Master’s in Law at Paris Sud XI (Jean Monnet – Sceaux) in 1985, a D.E.S.S. [post-graduate diploma] in Tax and Business Law at Paris II Assas in 1986, obtaining the C.A.P.A. [post-graduate qualification to become a solicitor/barrister] in 1988 and registering with the bar in Paris, Pascale BEAUTHIER attended the 50th national session of the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale [Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence], or I.H.E.D.N., in 1997-1998.

After a year with the WILEY, REIN & FIELDING Firm (Washington D.C. 2006 – USA) in 1989 as an associate in the international law team, she joined, consecutively from 1989 to 1995, the Paris-based law firms VOVAN and Associates, then SCP SCHAEPMAN – DE GOEYSE, then LEIBOVICI and CLAUDE & SARKOZY, before creating her own Firm in December 1995 (

Pascale BEAUTHIER is a member of the Ground Forces Citizens Reserve of the alongside the Military Governor of Paris. She holds the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. She is also a Member and the Administrator of the COBATY PARIS DOYEN Organisation and a Member of the Association Combattant du Palais (ACP).



With 15 years of experience as a sales manager in the construction sector (Vinci, Spie), Dorine PILLON enjoys working on team projects. This enabled her to develop her interpersonal skills with the numerous people she came into contact with, such as major donors from the public and private sectors, buyers, suppliers or representatives of various professional organisations. This contact gave her a better understanding of the trade negotiations that have been a central consideration at the corporations for which she worked. It is there that she discovered the field of Safety and Security, for which she immediately developed a strong interest, notably in the technological prowess enabled by intelligent equipment and the people who supervise it to keep all of us safe.
Thanks to a professional opportunity, she joined the GEVOLYS team as the Director of Development. She is also the Security Officer for the GEVOLYS Group based in Toulouse and Paris.



After completing a D.E.S.S. [post-graduate diploma] in Finance & Control and a diploma in certified accountancy, Yves MATHIEU became the Europe Chief Financial Officer for DIM/SARA LEE in 1987.

In 1994, he was appointed Europe Chief Financial Officer for the BIC Group until 2000, when he became the CEO of GUY LAROCHE. He then took the role of Secretary General for, successively, the NITYA ready-to-wear women’s brand, then FOCUS-Bio-Inova Europe (Laboratory), until 2006.

Chief Financial Officer for MK Promotions (Licensing Activities), in 2007, he went on to serve as Director of Accounting for the Holding Company VIVARTE until 2012.



With over 25 years of experience in communication, as a managing partner, then as Managing Director for leading agencies (Publicis, FCB, Leo Burnett, Cheil/SAMSUNG, etc.), as well as in media, databases (TF1, CONSODATA/AXICOM, etc.) and also director of events and press relations, David GAUDRY was able to collaborate throughout his career with numerous decision-makers on the strategic and economic issues of their brands, companies, services or products.
In particular, it is through his data and digital expertise, as well as his expertise in B2B and B2C event management that he has tackled Safety and Security issues on behalf of his clients (public services, leading SMB/SMI accounts, etc.) since the early 2000s.

In 2016, he launched his own communication agency, BLOOM, in Bordeaux. He is currently co-coordinator, for Richard Attias and Associates and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the next Africa-France Summit, which will take place in Bordeaux from 4 to 6 June 2020.