TECHNICAL SESSION SPEAKERS
CONFIRMED FOR ASIS MIDDLE EAST 2022...
Client Relation Manager - Marine & offshore Middle East and Africa. Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Salah graduated as Marine Engineer, then started his maritime career as Engineer cadet in 1990, promoted as Engineer officer on board commercial ships where he spent 10 years.
He then joined the classification society Bureau Veritas as Marine Surveyor before moving to Halliburton Energy Services a leader in the Energy Field as Employees Development Manager.
In the early twenties he was called to support a local Maritime Bunkering Company
as Chief Engineer and Class department head helping the company to save more than 90 million USD in repairs and docks surveys.
In 2004 he moved from Canada to Dubai / Qatar to share his expertise with Maritime administrations and started his first works on ISPS code after its entry into force in July 2004. Under his leadership the 1st audits on Qatar port facilities were carried out to check compliance with ISPS requirements.
In 2007 he was back to Dubai to join a reputed Classification society Lloyd’s Register as Marine Manager, Safety /Security Auditor, Consultant, and trainer.
Over last 15 years Salah was heavily involved in the development and training of maritime companies, maritime administrations, security authorities and terminals, up today he is leading many projects on maritime security in the GCC areas.
Majed Aba Alkhail
Security Manager & PFSO, Saudi Global Ports Company, Dammam
Security Manager & PFSO, Saudi Global Ports Company, Dammam
Majed Aba Alkhail holds bachelor degree in naval science from Chinese naval academy (Taiwan), and master degree in building science and technology. He served in the Saudi Border Guard as a naval officer for more than 31 years and retired as a commodore, and has diversified experience in navigation, rescuing, Consultant at AMNOON SECURITY CONSULTING office , and security training.
Public Relation Consultant
Ioannis Pappas is an event management professional, subject matter expert in Visitor Operations & Crowd Safety Management with 15+ years of international working experience gained in the Olympic Games industry, Cultural Venues & Corporate Events. His portfolio includes 4 Olympic Games in Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 performing senior managerial roles.
His experience includes:
• Development of operational strategies for Event/ Visitor services and Operations.
• Management of large number of staff and visitors and complex event/visitor services operations.
• Recruitment, coaching, mentoring and training for event/visitor services managerial staff.
• Training for volunteers and contractors.
• Safety, crowd management strategy and operations.
• Start to End visitor experience planning and operations.
Ioannis joined Saudi Aramco and King Abdul-Aziz Center for Word Culture (Ithra) on September 14th 2012 working for Operation Readiness Division as the Head of Visitor Services.
Senior Solution Director, Hikvision
Kaster Zhang, Senior Solution Director at Hikvision, responsible for city, traffic and transportation solutions in overseas markets. Zhang's latest achievements have been the results of his thorough understanding and deep insights into the vertical businesses, creating comprehensive, customer-centric solutions applicable by industry, scenario, and function.
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.
Security specialist, SABIC
Presently working Security Specialist, at /SABIC, CPP, PSP NEBOSH certified safety & Environment , ASIS membership , served SABIC for past 14+ years in industrial security . Published various papers in Security& Safety forums. . Has bachelor degree in HR-business administration from king Abdulaziz University
Andy Davis, MSc., CSyP, FSyI, CPP
Managing director/Chair, Trident Manor Limited/CSSC
Andy is the owner and managing director of Trident Manor Limited, a security, risk, and crisis management consultancy based in the United Kingdom but operating globally.
Following time in the British military and police services where he was primarily involved in security and intelligence activities, Andy joined the UK Foreign Office as a security specialist (RSO equivalent) which took him around the world including within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Entering the commercial world he was appointed as the Head of Security at TDIC in Abu Dhabi before leaving to establish Trident Manor in 2013.
Developing his passion for cultural heritage Andy established specialist cultural protection services to support museums, galleries, and other cultural venues manage the risks they face. Resulting in working collaboratively with architects, cultural venue owners, governmental organisations, and private individuals to deliver protective strategies for artefacts. In addition, he’s a consultant advisor for the UK Arts Council where supported, mentored, and guidance has been provided to over 70 venues housing items from National Collections.
He holds an MSc in Security & Risk Management, is CPP certified, is a Chartered Security Professional and is the former Chair of the ABU Dhabi Chapter and ASIS Cultural Properties Community.
CEO, Global Security Solutions, LLC, USA
Mr. Wilson founded Global Security Solutions, LLC (GSS) in 2012, an advanced security solutions consulting and technology company focused on high risks facility security domestically and internationally. Prior to starting GSS he joined G4S Wackenhut as Vice President of Special Operations in 2004 and designed, developed and implemented the current program utilized today by the U.S. government to conduct exercises for U.S. critical infrastructure facilities.
In 2004, Mr. Wilson formed a new division within G4S Wackenhut, Energy Consulting Services, to provide advanced solutions to a variety of different commercial industries, domestically and internationally. Mr. Wilson later became Vice President of Operations and, in 2007, held the position of President of the business unit, where he designed and initiated a strategic plan to transition the division into a true revenue and profit generating entity utilizing “lean” principles, delivering a 300% increase in EBITA in 24 months. This vision and subsequent company would ultimately become G4S RSS, Inc.
Founder, Counterintelligence Institute
Peter Warmka is a former Senior Intelligence Officer with the CIA having over 20 years of experience in breaching the security of target organizations overseas. He is an Adjunct Professor at Webster University's Masters in Cybersecurity Program, Founder of Orlando, Florida based firm Counterintelligence Institute, LLC and author of the non-fiction book "Confessions of a CIA Spy - The Art of Human Hacking."
He is passionate about using his expertise in helping city, state and federal government entities, non-profits, academic institutes, private companies, and individuals to safeguard their sensitive proprietary and personal data.
In addition to conducting his signature training program, Mr. Warmka is a frequent conference speaker, guest podcaster, and author of numerous publications on social engineering and the manipulation of insiders.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree in International Business Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Warmka is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Instructor at CIA University (CIAU).
District Security Manager Middle East, Caterpillar Inc
John Cowling who has been working and living in the Middle East since 2005, continues to advise organizations at the strategic, tactical and operational levels on the topics of security risk management, crisis management, training and development, policy and procedure and improvements to operations and processes. Along his career journey he has advised operators of critical infrastructure, international oil companies, global transportation providers and globally renown tech companies whilst undertaking business travel to over twenty countries, many considered high risk locations or as John prefers to refer to them as ‘the more interesting locations in the world’.
Ahmed Ibrahim Abd Allah , MSyI , CNSP ,CPP
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Security Manager, Schlumberger
Ahmed is a security manager who has a career record for more than 20 years in the military and corporate security atmosphere. He holds a bachelor’s degree in military sciences, Professional Diploma in Security Management from the UK, and Certified Protection Professional from American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
He currently is an active member with many international security bodies and associations such as UK Security Institute, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the World Institute for Nuclear Security.
From Feb.2017 to Present, he is a member of the security management team at Schlumberger Middle East and North Africa. Ahmed was the security manager of the Egypt & Sudan and Mediterranean countries till Jan.2022
From Aug.2014 to Jan.2017, he worked for Dana gas Egypt as crisis management and security manager. From 2012 to half of 2014, he worked as a security coordinator for FLSmidth and its subsidiaries within Egypt. From 2011 to 2012, he was a freelancing security advisor for different security companies.
From 1999 to 2011, Ahmed held all the military positions as an officer in the Egyptian Military forces (Artillery Department) starting from Lieutenant until he retired as a Major .
Saeid A. Alzahrani
CTO & Co-Founder, SRB Aerial Systems LLC
Managing Partner, BRAQ Industries LLC
Mr. Alzahrani is a member of the Advisory Council of the Middle East Institute's Defense & Security Program. He is an aerospace engineer and considered as a pioneer in UAS technologies with several granted and pending U.S. Patents. Saeid believes he can influence young professionals through promoting STEM education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
He has received numerous awards throughout his career including being named as a Top 5 KPMG Global Tech Innovator, Forbes 30 Under 30 in Manufacturing & Industry, EmTech MENA Innovator Under 35 by MIT Technology Review. He has been also selected as astronaut candidate for Mohammed Bin Rashied Space Center (MBRSC) Astronaut Program in 2019. He has several patents including a Multi-Mode Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a Multi-Mode Aerial Vehicle, and Methods and Apparatus for Multi-Role Air-Launched Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) and Loitering Munitions. Mr. Alzahrani is a member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), among several other organizations.
Ghaidaa M. Al Kuhaili
Business System Analyst, Saudi Aramco
Ghaidaa is a Computer Scientists working with the Technology Solutions Division of Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Security Support Department. An experienced enthusiast leader in Digital Transformation, focused in the past three years to accelerate developing an effective digital strategy, and ensure a flourishing transformation for Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Security. Ghaidaa is extensively experienced in project management, Advanced Analytics, AI & Machine learning. Ghaidaa was granted patent by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office on April 2019. The patent provides a complete methodology to enable people to control their smart devices through eye gestures. Ghaidaa also has a research paper published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the International Conference on Informatics, Health & Technology (ICIHT). The research discovers and evaluate the performance of Support Vector Machine and Bayesian Network classification algorithms in predicting the survival status of patients who will undergo breast cancer surgery. Ghaidaa also has the skills to accommodate with fast-paced working environments, and manage leveraging acquired knowledge and skills to reach operational excellence, and motivates people to bring the best out of them.
Malcolm Glaister is the CEO of SiriusInsights, a maritime intelligence business based in the UK providing solutions for Government and Commerce. After an initial career in the Royal Navy (including a spell as the youngest Commanding Officer at the time), his commercial career included technology and operations in Finance where he as the Chief Operating Officer for JPMorgan International Bank in Europe, and founded a venture capital business with The Rt Hon Lord (David) Willetts, the UK’s Minister for Science and Technology. He founded SiriusInsight with Professor Mischa Dohler, of Kings College London, in 2016 to bring pioneering AI techniques to the maritime data domain. Mr Glaister is Trustee and ‘Elder Brother’ of Trinity House, the UK’s statuary body for safety of navigation and one of the UK’s largest Maritime Charities. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, and associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute.
Director industrial security, Ma'aden
Director of Corporate Industrial Security at Ma’aden in Saudi Arabia, he oversees the development and implementation of Industrial Security, Emergency and Crisis Management strategies across all Ma'aden business. Mr. AlMutairi holds bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and he attended several advanced programs in leadership, crisis and risk management. He brings an experience of more than 15 years in the petrochemical and mining industries at diversified disciplines including operation and processing engineering, projects, crisis, and security management. Mr.Almutairi has active membership at many related specialized regional, and national committees and associations.
Division Manager-Industrial security sector, SEC
Industrial Security Sector
• (14) years of experience in the field of security systems.
• Implementation of the standards of high Commission of Industrial Security in the company (HCIS).
• Certified courses in the security management and security systems.
• Supervising the projects of integrated security systems in the Saudi Electricity Company
• MSc in power & Electrical Machines Engineering