Our Mission
A multidimensional approach to security questions combined with innovative training
(Executive MBA)

In a world filled with uncertainty, managers with proven international security experience are a highly sought after commodity.

Themiis is a French Institute with a broad vision for peace and international security. We have developed a new and thorough approach to handling security issues through our training programmes for the military officers and civil servants who are in charge of them.

Themiis is a specialised institute for military and civil training, focused on the following: security (antiterrorism, SSR security sector reform, DDR disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, etc.), crisis management, international organisations (civilian missions, peacekeeping operations, etc.), strategic management of international and security events, operational processes (planning, logistics, negotiation, etc.), international humanitarian law, etc. Our training programmes address the joint operations, interdepartmental and international aspects of defence and security issues, especially in the areas of crisis management, antiterrorism, European Union and United Nations missions, etc.

International issues have become more and more complex, due not only to the rise of numerous instability areas, but also to the increase, in both numbers and diversity, of local stakeholders (states, military and civilian participants, regional operators, international and humanitarian organisations, terrorist groups, the media, etc.). In today’s era, approaching a particular subject without a multidimensional understanding of the relevant security and defence issues is simply not possible.

This is a real challenge for those in charge, who must acquire an in-depth understanding of what is happening globally in order to handle the issues that arise, whether military, civilian or humanitarian.

The creation of Themiis stems from our three founders’ professional experiences. Indeed, whether in large private international organisations, national institutions (Defence, Interior, Co-operation or Development Ministries, etc.) or international bodies (UN, EU, etc.), trained executives with a broad understanding of security issues are hard to come by.

Since 2014 and the creation of our company, we have launched two programs in Africa – one in Kinshasa, DR Congo, and another in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – in addition to our training programmes offered in Paris, where we are registered. Our second core principle is conducting all of our security and defence training programmes within the respective countries, and not abroad, through foreign institutions. This aims at helping African countries reach higher levels of maturity and independence with regards to managing broad-scale security and defence issues. Themiis’s courses are dedicated to train directors, executives and senior/high level officers for domestic or international missions with an international security component.

We work with a panel of approximately sixty specialised and high-level trainers who have achieved international recognition in their respective fields. Our highly experienced international speakers hail from a variety of fields: high-ranking servicemen, joint operations (Generals and Colonels), humanitarian experts, journalists, researchers, crisis management specialists, EU and UN programme experts (civilian crisis management, etc.).

Our programmes feature, among others, UNICEF experts specialised in women and children’s rights, and managers from the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross).

Additionally, companies seeking to grow internationally must at times expand their activities into zones presenting little to no security. Themiis’ training course in Paris has been designed to train executive managers and directors for international missions, projects and programmes, financed either by international organisations or companies operating outside of France, and inside regions were security is either difficult to ensure or non-existent.

 

THE FOUNDERS
CAMILLE ROUX President
Camille Roux, Chief executive officer in the business intelligence and strategic advisory sectors (with regard to emerging markets), specializes herself in international project, intercultural and risk management.
Her career began with the European Commission (DG Enlargement) where she oversaw Lithuania’s accession to the EU, as well as the Kaliningrad question. She then entered the strategic counsel sector, having worked for business intelligence agencies in Paris and Washington DC, specializing in the Eastern European and West African markets. As an entrepreneur specialised in risk management, she launched in 2009, with the help of Peer de Jong, Intelligence Knowledge (Ike), an agency whose focus lies with strategic counsel and economic intelligence. The agency specializes itself in the African and Asian markets.
A fluent speaker of French, English and Russian; and Doctor of geopolitical science, whose studies were jointly completed in Paris and Moscow and financed by the Ministry of Defence (Direction Générale de l’Armement), she has been called upon to complete a number of on-site missions in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has also graduated with a degree in Russian studies from the Institut des civilisations et des langues orientales (INALCO).
GILLES ROUBY Director General
After being tasked with NATO and EU dossiers within France's Ministry of Defence for twenty years, and holding the position of permanent military representative within the Atlantic Alliance and the EU, Gilles Rouby has acquired an in-depth knowledge of international organisations and their decision-making processes.
In the course of his twenty years supervising the NATO and EU dossiers on behalf of the central administration of France’s Ministtry of Defence (Army and Joint general staffs), general (2s) Gilles Rouby published, in 2005, for the “Chercheurs stratégiques” (Strategic research) collection, a study titled “UE/OTAN : Partenariat ou concurrence” (EU/NATO: Partnership or competition). In 2007, he was subsequently assigned to Brussels and Mons, in Belgium, whereupon he represented the Chief of staff of the Armed Forces day to day with regard to those international security dossiers requiring France’s involvement (Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, Mali, CAR and Somalia, among others). In this capacity, he served as military counsel for the French ambassadors within the Atlantic Alliance and European Union.
After a first operations assignment, in 1990’s First Gulf War, and a second in 1994, in Rwanda, he was called upon in 2001 to command a battalion within NATO’s intervention force in Kosovo; in 2003, as an active member of the UE’s first joint operation in Africa (Artemis); and again in 2011, when he was named International Chief of staff of NATO’s Libyan operations.