Laurent Combalbert

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Laurent Combalbert – Keynote Speaker

A Crisis Negotiator, formerly a Hostage Negotiator in the French Police Special Response Team RAID

Keynote Speaker Category: Leadership & Motivation
Topics: Leadership, Performance, Teamwork
Languages: English, French


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Specialist Subjects


Complex negotiation
Crisis Management
Team Building

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Laurent Combalbert‘s Biography


A professional Crisis Negotiator, formerly a hostage negotiator in the French Police Special Response Team RAID, Laurent Combalbert is highly qualified and has experience of managing high stake negotiations, such as kidnap and Ransom situations for private companies and Insurance firms.

He is a study coordinator and member of the advisory committee of the Institut National des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité et de Justice (National Institute of Higher Studies in Security and Justice), teaches at HEC (the prestigious institute of higher education), and is an assessor for the Association Progrès du Management (Progress in Management Association). He was also responsible for creating the “Expatriates & Travelers Security Department” for CIVIPOL, the advisory company for the French Ministry of Interior.

He is a regular commentator on crisis situations for radio and television programmes globally such as CNN, BFM TV, France 5, Europe 1, RMC, China Radio International, among others.

After 5 years in charge of crisis management and complex negotiations at an international company, Combalbert founded ADN, the Agency of Dedicated Negotiators in 2013. He also formed Ulysceo Company in 2009.

Combalbert is an international motivational speaker, giving more than 120 conferences every year around the world. He trains CEO, CFO, High Profile Managers as complex negotiators. He’s also working with Very High Performance Teams, to improve their agility and capability to deal with complex situations.