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.


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.

Ronal Kraft

Vice President-Strategic Development 

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.

George Roumeguere

Director, SG East Africa

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

Scientific Equipments

As part of the creation of a criminal analysis laboratory within the International School of Judiciary Police Practice Improvement (EI3PJ), based in Djibouti with a regional vocation, the company Sovereign Global Djibouti was mandated to make purchases and delivery of scientific equipment.These materials, at the...

Sovereign Global Continue To Support UK Government

SG (UK) is delighted to announce that it has been successful in winning a place on the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Retender 2018/19. Only the successful scoring suppliers have been invited onto the new framework. The tender is expected to last 2...

Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port (DMP) Wreck Removal Task Completed in Djibouti

Sovereign Global’s Commercial Diving arm – SG SALVAGE – has successfully removed a sunken barge from the Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port (DMP) in Djibouti. Construction barge prior to sinking Length:40m Width:13.6m Depth:2.5m Full load draught:1.5m Full load displacement:593t Net tonnage:315t Gross tonnage:375t Having already removed two...

SG SALVAGE in Djibouti achieves ABS and RINA Classification Society Approval for In-Water Survey

SG SALVAGE – the only Commercial Diving Company in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa – has achieved their first Classification Society certificates as Recognised External Specialists for In-Water Survey for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA).   As the...