"Saint-Cyrien" and retired Colonel, Bernard (Bernie) Le Van Xieu holds a MA in International Relations.
is fluent in French and English.
He was a political advisor at the Peacekeeping and Political Departments at the UN in New York during seven years. . He was also an export sales executive for a company selling humanitarian equipment, and an export sales engineer specialised in demining goods and services for SOFEMA (working with the UN and the EU).
He is the current Business Development Manager of the CEDS in Paris, and a volunteer General Manager of another NGO.
He is an expert in international organisations, especially the UN.
has a deep knowledge of the various conflicts all over the world and on the issues threatening peacekeeping.
He was elected as ECI President.