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STRATEGIC SESSION SPEAKERS

CONFIRMED FOR ASIS MIDDLE EAST 2022...

Turki Al Thonayan
Turki Al Thonayan

Chief Executive Officer, National Security Services Company "SAFE".

In February 2020 Turki Matooq Al-Thonayan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Security Services Company "SAFE", which is owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Turki has more than 25 years of extensive security experience started from 1996 with Saudi Aramco until he became the Manager of Northern Area Industrial Security Operations in 2018. Later, Turki held of the listed
company "BATIC" for Investment and Logistics then he held CEO position of "AMNCO" and appointed as a Board of Directors member of "AMNCO-FM" for Facility Management.

Turki’s security experience is diversified in corporate security services, computer security administration, residential area security operations, industrial and maritime infrastructure facilities protection, security support system and identification systems.

Educationally, Al Thonayan holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in information & Computer Science both degrees are from KFUPM. He is certified as Port Security Officer, Information Systems Risk Analyst, Ethical Hacker, Fraud Examiner, Hacking Forensic Investigator and SAP Consultant in addition to his membership in many international organizations related to security fields.

With “SAFE,” Al-Thonayan is strategically working to uplifting security services industry, maximizing the integration among security elements, supporting national security initiatives, offering the best-in-class security solutionsand combining world-class technology with the expertise of well-trained and distinguished security personnel.

Khalid Al Ghamdi
Khalid Al Ghamdi

With over 15 years of experience in the safety and security profession, Khalid Alghamdi spearheaded the strategic planning and execution of the security projects in Saudi Aramco. As the executive director of Safety and Security at King Abdullah Financial District, Mr. Alghamdi was an instrumental member of the district activation and launching. Mr. Alghamdi is today capitalizing on his experience as a transformational leader as the head of Safety and Security at the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority. Professionally, Mr. Alghamdi holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership. He acquired his PSP and CPP from ASIS International and is today serving his second term as a member of Board of Directors of the Professional Certification Board of ASIS International.

Yacine Benamane
Yacine Benamane

MENA & Iran Senior Regional Security Manager, Unilever. Vice Chair of ASIS Dubai Chapter.

Yacine Benamane CPP®, has also a Diploma in Security Management and is a trained and qualified crisis and business risk senior manager with more than 20 years breadth of corporate security experience in Oil & Gas and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors delivering tailored security strategies for people protection , Supply Chain, and route to market operations throughout North Africa and Middle East.
Currently MENA & Iran Senior Regional Security Manager for Unilever based in UAE, he is also an authorized auditor of Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), member of the Security Institute (SyI) , the US Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and Vice Chair of ASIS Dubai Chapter since 2020.

Malcolm Smith, CPP
Malcolm Smith, CPP

2022 President of ASIS International

Malcolm currently serves as the 2022 President of ASIS International. He is a South African citizen with over 25 year’s international work experience in the public and private sectors. He held several senior management positions in different industries such as oil & gas, banking & finance, fast moving consumer goods and cultural properties. His previous roles at leading multinational companies include CSO/Global Head of Security at Sasol Petrochemicals, and Group Head of Security & Safety Services at Nedbank Limited.

In addition to his role as Head of Risk Management & Technical Security Support, Malcolm is a management consultant specializing in human resource management, strategy alignment and risk management. He is a capacity builder who assists organizations in achieving their strategic objectives. Malcolm maintains that DE&I and inclusive leadership is critical for business success. He consults on organizational development, talent & leadership development, risk management, job evaluations and performance management.

Malcolm holds an Executive MBA from Henley, a Bachelor of Laws Degree, and a Post Graduate of Executive Leadership in Information Assurance from EC Council University. He also earned professional certifications in Asset Protection, Human Resource Management, Information Security Management, Fraud Examination, and Management Consulting.

Peter O'Neil
Peter O'Neil

Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International.

Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASIS International, the largest global membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. O’Neil, an accomplished association management executive, joined ASIS in January of 2016, bringing a broad scope of strategic leadership experience and business acumen.

Prior to joining ASIS, O’Neil served as CEO of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), an international professional society representing occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. In addition to AIHA, O’Neil had oversight of three limited liability companies, a related education oriented Foundation, and a Foundation that establishes guideline values for human chemical exposure limits.

O’Neil earned his Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Syracuse University in the State of New York, and completed additional post-graduate work in public administration, knowledge management, and association management. He is past Chairman of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) and the ASAE Foundation, and he has served on numerous committees and boards throughout his twenty-seven years of association leadership. Peter achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 1998, was named a Fellow of ASAE in 2006, and was recognized with ASAE’s highest individual honor, the Key Award, in 2019.

Luke Bencie
Luke Bencie

Managing Director, Security Management International

Luke Bencie serves as the Managing Director of the Washington D.C. based security consulting firm, Security Management International. The author of six books on security, Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of police, intelligence, and military officers in the U.S. and abroad in the fields of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, crisis management and strategic leadership.

Prior to establishing SMI, Mr. Bencie was a senior security consultant for Raytheon Company in the
Intelligence and Information Systems Division. Mr. Bencie also previously served on the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Emergency Support Team, where he was a representative from the CIA’s Office of Special Activities. In this capacity, he was responsible for immediately responding to terrorist attacks carried out against U.S. targets overseas; subsequently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other global hotspots.

He holds graduate degrees in National Security Studies from The George Washington University and the American Military University.