Catherine Piana

Leadership Track
Director General, CoESS - Confederation of European Security Services
Catherine is the spokesperson of the Private Security Industry to the EU and International Institutions and stakeholders. She covers a wide range of subjects, including Transport Security, AI, Insider Threat, the protection of Critical Infrastructure and public spaces. Quality procurement is the red thread between all these matters, and one of the reasons the organisations were set up in the first place.

Catherine was the coordinator of the EU-funded project AITRAP on the Insider Threat, with DHL and Securitas, that led to the creation of the e-learning platform Help2Protect.

A European Lobbyist by profession, Catherine has been in a trade association leadership role since 1997.

Academic background and certificates: Masters in Translation (Italian, English, French), Certificates in Counterterrorism (Leiden University on Coursera), Neurolinguistics (MP NLP), Coaching, Hypnosis, Certified Trainer. She is a guest speaker at Nancy University (FR) and at the Buckinghamshire New University’s School of Aviation and Security (UK). Catherine can communicate in 6 languages (FR, EN, IT, SP, NL, DE).