Christian Sommade
Executive Director
French High Committee for Civil Defense


As executive director for the French high committee for civil defense, Mr. Sommade has re-launch 12 years ago the activity of the High committee, as one of the major think tank in France on the issues of Resilience, emergency and crisis management against catastrophic threats and hazards gathering more than 120 organizations public and private. Before this position, Mr Sommade has worked in Defense and Security industry for 25 years mainly in CBRN-E and Critical infrastructure protection and on International markets.

Christian Sommade is graduated from University Paris Sorbonne – Law & Human Science University – with a master in Public law and an Advanced Diploma in Defense; from University Paris 13 with a Master in marketing and communication. He as been graduated of the 7th session of the High studies Institute for internal security (IHESI) of the French Ministry of Interior (called now INHESJ).