Mazars enhances its cyber security offering with the integration of ATHENA’s expert teams

The creation of Mazars’ cyber security centre of excellence will revolve around this deep expertise, adding key benefits for clients and broadening Mazars’ global offering in this field.

Paris, 2 March 2023: Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, announces today the creation of a centre of excellence dedicated to cyber security services. This platform will be developed around ATHENA’s teams and complements Mazars’ existing cyber security offering which includes compliance, audit, governance and technical testing.

Commenting on this defining moment for the firm, Wadi Mseddi, ATHENA’s founding partner, says: “ATHENA is a recognised player in the cyber security sector thanks to the experience it has acquired working with leading firms in the financial services sector. Mazars and ATHENA both strive for consistent excellence and quality and share common values. We expect this integration to be fast and minimally disruptive for our clients so that moving forward they can fully benefit from Mazars’ uniquely integrated model, wherever they operate. We are proud to join Mazars to continue to grow and take the next step in our journey.”

Nicolas Quairel, Global Head of Technology and Digital Consulting at Mazars, adds: “We are delighted to welcome ATHENA’s teams to the Mazars partnership to broaden our service offering. By combining Mazars’ integrated team and international footprint with ATHENA’s technical skills and knowledge, we will significantly enhance the breadth and depth of services we provide to existing and future clients around the world. ATHENA is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), an accreditation that will bolster Mazars’ expertise in this field.”

Houda Dridi, Head of IT Services in Tunisia concludes: “We are delighted to have one of the leading cyber security firms in Tunisia join the Mazars partnership. We are sure this integration will bring benefits to Mazars and clients alike, and we look forward to working together.”

Until now, ATHENA mainly worked with Europe and Africa-based clients. With this integration, ATHENA teams will now benefit from Mazars’ international footprint and scale up their scope of operations to develop a full-fledged centre of excellence. The centre will be based in Tunisia and will operate across the world. 

Mazars’ global cyber security teams now rely on over 200 expert professionals.

About Mazars

Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services.* Operating in over 95 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of more than 47,000 professionals – 30,000+ in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 17,000+ via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development.

*Where permitted under applicable country laws



ATHENA is a firm specialising in cyber security which offers compliance, audit, governance and technical consulting services. Since its launch in 2007, ATHENA a successfully delivered more than 300 assignments in over 25 countries in the public and private sectors. ATHENA’s cyber security expertise is recognised with accreditations delivered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and by the Tunisian Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Informatique (ANSI). ATHENA is a firm committed to excellence and the satisfaction of its clients.