Jean-Charles Brisard, CEO of JCB Consulting International, is an international expert on terrorism financing. He authored the first and most exhaustive study ever written on the financial network of the Bin Laden organization, "The economic environment of Osama Ben Laden". His report was written for the French intelligence community and published by the French National Assembly in 2001. He testified on his work before the US Congress Joint Inquiry into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, before the US Senate Banking Committee and reported on terrorism financing for the President of the UN Security Council. He served as an expert or witness in prosecutions of terrorism financing and money laundering cases in France, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. He also provides training to the French authorities on terrorism and terrorism financing. Since June 2002, he is serving as lead investigator for lawyers representing families of the 911 victims in the course of civil lawsuits.
He previously served as special adviser to the Vice President of Vivendi Universal for corporate and business intelligence after serving as director of business intelligence and international legal counsel for international corporations. He held governmental positions in France as counsel to the former French Chief Antiterrorism Prosecutor and was adviser to the French Minister of Interior and French Prime Minister. He also served as adviser for a US Senator.
He authored the bestseller “Bin Laden, the forbidden truth” in 2001 and “Zarqawi, the new face of Al Qaeda” in 2005.
Jean-Charles Brisard earned a Phd in International Law of the Paris University of Law, a diploma in Comparative Law of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, and he studied diplomacy at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
His analysis regularly appears in international TV and newspapers, including NBC, CNN, Fox News, the BBC, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, El Pais, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Le Monde and Le Figaro.