Jean-Jacques de Mesterton
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Born in Finland and educated in France, Jean-Jacques de Mesterton has been a professional adventurer, political advisor, and international facilitator. He has fought terrorists in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. One branch of his family has been in the United States for five generations, while the others located in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Scotland.

Interested in the French political process, Mesterton became involved as a foreign observer during Paris mayor Jacques Chiracís campaign for the presidency of France in 1981. Between 1981 and 1992, he raised funds for the Arts, was a director of a manufacturer's representative firm in Paris, and worked as an international business advisor. He was the host of a radio call-in talk show addressing current events heard in 38 states across America. Starting in 1992, Mesterton worked as an envoy for the Tissot Foundation, based in LeLocle, Switzerland. The Tissot Foundation applies high technology solutions to problem solving in second and third world countries. His book, The Succession, is in large part based on his first-hand experiences with professional soldiers, thieves, mercenaries, intelligence operatives, tycoons, and princes.

This summer, Mesterton will join the board of the Havsuden Foundation, becoming one of its two appointed counselors. The Havsuden Foundation controls resources in the European Community and Africa.