Jean-Renaud FAYOL

Managing partner

A graduate of the French Military Officer Academy, Saint-Cyr, Jean-Renaud has advised and assisted several opposition movements in many non-democratic states in Asia and Africa.


Managing partner

Prior to his involvement in the establishment of Axis & Co at the end of 2005, Olivier worked for over a decade in corporate finance advisory roles (mergers and acquisitions, capital investment) at BNP, Natixis, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and Apax Partners Corporate Finance.

Nicolas DE RYCKE

Managing partner

Co-founder in 2000 of a consultancy firm specialised in internet monitoring  and internet-based influence, Nicolas was one of the founding partners of Axis & Co in late 2005.


Managing partner

Peter began his career in the print media, initially as a reporter in a Spanish media company specialised in analysing emerging markets, then as editorial director for the Davos World Economic Forum magazine.

Christophe ROUSSEL

Vox&Co Managing Partner

After beginning his career as a lobbyist in the mutual insurance industry, Christophe worked as a political advisor and then journalist specialised in economic issues. In 2008 he founded Vox&Co, a public affairs affiliate of Axis&Co.



Following a brief career as an army officer and engineer, during which he participated in the modernization of military intelligence IT systems, Denis worked for six years in a software company as an IT security management consultant.



An expert in information systems security, Maurice has spent most of his career at the Ministry of Defence, in particular with the intelligence services.



Having worked on several telecommunications projects in Greece, Venezuela and Germany with Deutsche Telekom, Jean Rodriguez joined Axis & Co at the end of 2006.

Coralie AYRES


A graduate of Oxford University and Sciences Po Lille, Coralie worked for NATO in Brussels and for the defence and security consultancy IHS Jane’s in London before joining Axis&Co in 2014.


Manager of Axis Helvetia

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, the National School of Telecommunication Sciences and the Joint Service Defense College, Bertrand spent 26 years of his career as a Special Forces and intelligence officer in the French military.


Manager of Axis Middle East

A graduate in political science and strategic negotiation from the University Saint Joseph in Beirut, Maurice El Beaino has been representing defence and security companies for over 10 years in the Middle East.

The Axis&o consultancy team is comprised of multilingual analysts, graduates from the best universities in France and abroad, and technical experts in computer forensics and in cyber security. Our staff has experience in different professions (military, journalism, law, academia, business…) and different sectors (banking, finance, defence, insurance, telecommunications…).