Management

Bruno Pardigon

Group President

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.

Jerome Paolini

Group President

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.

KEY MANAGERS, BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Chris Bowen

Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ) Director

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.

Bruno Clément-Bollée

Vice president, SG France

During his service with the French Marine Corps, bruno Clément-Bollée has held high ranking positions such as, Head of International Military Relations, Deputy to the President’s Chief of Staff, Commander of the Southern Indian Ocean territories and lead the French Forces deployed in Cote d’Ivoire.Bruno Clement Bollée left active service in 2013 after coordinating French military and security cooperation and spent the last two years in Cote d’Ivoire as advisor to the government.

Stanislas de Laboulaye

Senior vice president, SG France

A distinguished French career diplomat, Stanislas served as Ambassador of France to Russia, Madagascar and the Holy See and was Assistant Secretary General and Political and Security Director at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Christophe Durand

Group Managing Director Maritime programmes

After a successful entrepreneurial career in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa, Christophe played a key role in the development of the Pardigon Group. He has managed Sovereign Global maritime operations from Dubai and Djibouti since the founding of the Group in 2012.

Stephane Harder

Group Chief Financial Officer

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.

Bjorn Neeven

Vice president, SG Middle East

After an extensive experience in airport security and successful business development in the maritime domain in the last 7 years, Bjorn joined SG early 2015.

Olivier Rolland

Director, SG Djibouti

After a time in the French Navy, Olivier joined the French MoD Counter-Intelligence Service as a special agent. In 2012, he took the direction of Sovereign Global Djibouti to supervise its land and maritime programmes in Africa and Middle East.

Yasser Souremi

Director, SG Middle East

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 Thadhaney

Group Chief IT Officer

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.

Press Releases

Sovereign Global’s Diving Division completes another successful Search & Recovery Operation

Sovereign Global Djibouti’s Commercial Diving Division has completed another successful Search & Recovery operation in the Port of Djibouti.  Providing the only internationally certified and accredited commercial diving solutions in Djibouti, the company has gone from strength to strength providing vital maritime services such as...

SG Djibouti’s Recreational Diving Division gets ready for Whale Shark Season

Exciting times are here in Djibouti as the Whale Shark season approaches!  We have been fortunate to be able to complete repairs on our Motor Yacht (MY) Deli, giving her a new engine as well as replacing some of her older bits and pieces in order...

Defence Reform Advisor Democratic Republic of Congo

Sovereign Global UK have received an excellent feedback report from the British Embassy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Providing Defence Reform Advice the report says Sovereign Global’s team deliver ‘excellent communication and we have an excellent working relationship that is professional in its approach and...

Sovereign Global Group attains ISO 9001

On 7 September 2017, Sovereign Global (SG) Group successfully attained the Quality Management System (QMS) International Standard ISO 9001:2015 with their new internationally respected certificating body, TUV Nord. TUV Nord auditors conducted in-depth audits of SG Offices and found we conformed to the international QMS standard...