Alain Mermoud

The Swiss Intelligence Community Information Portal : selected OSINT, first-hand research & in-depth analyses with focus on Switzerland – in French, German and English.

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Alain MERMOUD is Managing Director and co-founder of SWISS-INTELLIGENCE.INFO. He is a results oriented senior consultant with extensive experiences of management consulting, competitive intelligence, and information assurance for the financial industry. During his career he gained wide exposure to multi-disciplinary teams, including intelligence services, critical infrastructures operators and academia.

He has worked over 5 years in a major Swiss bank where he developed a multidimensional expertise by providing senior management with detailed research and intelligence that supports informed decision-making and drives business growth. Today, he is a FinTech early-stage investor / advisor with focus on Big Data, blockchain and cyber security startups.

Alain has a natural entrepreneurial spirit with experience in fast-paced, complex, and multilingual environments : he speaks fluently English, French, Swiss-German / German and has a global contact network, including in Japan and in South Korea. Based in Lausanne, he has lived in the 5 largest Swiss cities and has developed an in-depth knowledge of Switzerland’s economy, political and defence culture. Thus, he is a former sniper platoon leader and currently holds a position as Intelligence Officer in the Swiss Armed Forces, with rank of Captain on active-duty.

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Alain owns a Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and is a 2010 Hirschmann scholarship holder, with an international education background : he has studied in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, and Switzerland. In 2013, he graduated with an eMBA from the Economic Warfare School of Paris and founded the alumni club of Switzerland. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) and scientific collaborator at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich. His research is focusing on cyber, economic, and information warfare for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).

He is a member of the board of directors of swissintell.org, and co-founded the french-speaking section of the Swiss Association for Market Research, Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning (SMCS) – Association Suisse en Veille Stratégique et Intelligence Economique (ASVIE).

In  2016 he acquired his first political mandate as elected Conseiller communal (legislative body) in his hometown, Epalinges. The same year he also became a permanent member of the Conseil consultatif de sécuritéa security think thank based in Geneva.

He won the 2015 international Atlantic Council Cyber Challenge as Head of team Switzerland.

Team SWITZERLAND

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