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Abstract Title: The Achievable: A Local Workforce and International Delivery Standards


Andy Edwards
Andy Edwards

Vice President for GardaWorld Security – Middle East & Africa

Following a career in the Royal Marines and Special Boat Service (SBS), Andrew worked as a security consultant to a number of blue-chip companies, news networks and International Development Agencies before joining Orascom Telecom as their Security Director in 2003. In that capacity he managed the security operations for the rollout of the first GSM mobile phone network in Iraq; overseeing the recruitment, training and management of a 2000-man workforce. After leaving Orascom, Andrew became the Global Operations Director for Consilium Risk Strategies (CRS) and presided over worldwide operations until 2008, when he completed the purchase of the Company. CRS was acquired by GardaWorld in August 2012. Andrew served as GardaWorld's Managing Director for Iraq for two years before moving to his current position as Vice President, Strategic Client Group.

Luke Bencie
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