Yan St-Pierre is an expert in the areas of terrorism, extremism, security policy and climate activism. He has been managing director of the Modern Security Consulting Group MOSECON GmbH since 2013 and advises various actors worldwide as a counter-terrorism consultant. In addition to his advice in this specialist area, Yan St-Pierre is very committed to supporting victims of terrorism.
Yan St-Pierre received his maîtrise in political science in Paris, France. He has been learning, working and advising on the subject of terrorism since 1995 and can thus utilise over twenty-five years of expertise. Yan St-Pierre uses this expertise to develop counter-terrorism strategies with optimal adaptability, flexibility and diversity, with the aim of being able to compete with the speed and flexibility of terrorists.
Education and training from Yan St-Pierre
Yan St-Pierre studied political science with a two-year break from 1997 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2002. In 2002, he graduated from the Université de Montréal in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
From 2004 to 2005, Yan St-Pierre successfully completed his maîtrise in political science at the Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot in Paris Cité in France.
However, his interest in working against terrorism began long before his studies, and Yan St-Pierre has been working in this area since 1995. Since then, he has made significant contributions to important research and analysis on the subject of terrorism – with a particular focus on the areas of right-wing extremism, left-wing extremism and religiously motivated terrorism.
Yan St-Pierre has gained extensive practical experience in combating terrorism during his training and further education.
Professional career and expertise of Yan St-Pierre
Since 2013, Yan St-Pierre has been managing director and consultant for counter-terrorism, sociopolitical violence and risk assessment in the company he co-founded, Modern Security Consulting Group MOSECON GmbH, headquartered in Berlin with an office in Lagos, Nigeria.
Yan St-Pierre’s goal in his work is the optimal implementation of practical, adaptable, diverse and flexible combat strategies against terrorism of all kinds, taking political realities into account.
With over twenty-five years of counter-terrorism expertise, Yan St-Pierre advises leaders, governments, non-governmental organisations, research institutes and private companies around the world. His advice covers various aspects that are based on the current realities in the affected area. It’s about combat and security strategies, security guidelines and deradicalisation. Yan St-Pierre also advises on the post-conflict period. For Yan St-Pierre, these include, for example, the reconciliation and peace process and supporting those affected by conflict.
Since 2013, in addition to his role as a consultant, Yan St-Pierre has also been a commentator on the topics of terrorism and security in international media such as ARD, AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24, The Guardian, Le Monde, RFI, New York Times, Spiegel Online and Welt.
As a speaker and guest lecturer, Yan St-Pierre has been reporting and informing about his experiences, findings and work at various institutions since 2007. In 2023, Yan St-Pierre also joined Eastern Circles as a non-resident fellow, an independent geoeconomic think tank which studies the connections between business and government in the post-Soviet space.
Yan St-Pierre’s company: MOSECON GmbH
In his company MOSECON GmbH, Yan St-Pierre combines his expertise in the specialist areas of counter-terrorism and security consulting. These include in detail the areas of terrorism, extremism, political violence, PMC (Private Military Companies), security policy, security in public places (e.g. risks of vehicular attacks on Christmas markets) and climate activism.
The company’s regional focus is on Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Yan St-Pierre has adapted his strategy development to the “collaborate and pool all resources” approach. At MOSECON GmbH, a wide variety of security players work closely together, so that the areas of advice, methods and strategies complement each other across topics. Security actors include, but are not limited to, non-governmental organisations, universities, law enforcement agencies, policymakers and intelligence services.
Personal commitment from Yan St-Pierre
For Yan St-Pierre, it is important to be committed to supporting victims of terrorism even after a conflict. The collaboration of experts with affected parties is of great importance in this subject area, as the expertise of individuals can be used for the common good.
With his expertise across many years, countries and situations, Yan St-Pierre is able to provide training and advice to aid organisations, develop guidelines, promote awareness of the needs of victims of terrorism – including at government level – and participate in international initiatives.