A dedicated professional with over 19 years experience in the security industry.
Located at the mastercard HQ in New York serving as the Business Security Officer supporting the Employee Digital Experience Organization. In my role I partner with the Business, Technology and Security teams to advance and deliver security engineering support and awareness to the Employee Digital Experience (EDE) technical organization. My primary objective is to support mastercard’s overarching goal of creating a frictionless employee experience whilst always placing security as first thought in design. I also provide strategic support to the corporate security organization ensuring they place the experience as a top of mind thought.
My prior responsibility was to globally lead protection services for the enterprise after being based in the UAE for 6 years as the Regional Head of Corporate & Information Security for mastercard SAMEA.
Business Security Officer
Jan 2020 – Present
B2E Security Advisor & Protection Services Program Lead
Apr 2019 – Present
Located at the Mastercard HQ in New York I oversee Mastercard's Employee Digital Experience security & global protection services. In my current role I partner with the Business, Technology and Security teams to advance and deliver security program, culture and awareness to the Employee Digital Experience (EDE) organizations. My primary objective is to support Mastercard's overarching goal of creating a seamless employee digital experience whilst always placing security as first thought in design. I also provide global oversight to Mastercard's Executive Protection and Events, Marketing & sponsorship security programs.
Director of Physical Security mastercard
May 2016 – Mar 2019
In my current role I ensure physical security continuity and service across the enterprise from the headquarters in New York focusing on process, policy and improvement initiatives. I also have direct oversight of the HQ security teams and hold accountability for the safety and security of our global board and executive management across the world. All routine corporate security touch points are under my scope of responsibility.
Regional Head of Corporate & Information Security SAMEA
Mar 2015 – Jul 2016
Regional Head of Corporate & Information Security. He oversaw and managed all aspects of security for mastercard across the SAMEA region. In this role he was responsible for all physical, Information and Cyber risks across the SAMEA region. His role would involve partnering with teams across the region to ensure a measured approach was taken when evaluating risk as a company across emerging markets. He would also work with the risk committee ensuring continuity across the business. Other key responsibilities EP, Event Security, Facility management, audit, budgets, metrics, emerging technology, education and awareness.
Business Leader, Physical Security International Markets
Jan 2014 – Apr 2015
Head of physical security, International Markets. His primary responsibility was to oversee and manage the physical security teams across the EUR, AP & MEA region ensuring continuity across the enterprise operational effectiveness. Key responsibilities across EUR, MEA, APAC: Facility Security, Event Security, Risk Analysis, Incident management, Employee safety, employee education and awareness to name a few.
MasterCard Regional Physical Security Lead, MEA
May 2013 – Jun 2014
MasterCard Internal Promotion
Regional security Lead for MasterCard Middle East and Africa. His primary responsibility was to enable all business needs across the MEA region within a safe secure environment, overseeing all employees, building and travel security needs. His role also included globally leading mastercard corporate events security programs. He managed all physical security and system requirements for mastercard MEA and oversaw the Emergency planning for all operational locations. He collected, analyze and disseminate security-related information pertinent to the region at an exec management level. Promote information exchange with local/regional US Embassy contacts, other agencies and organizations to enhance coordination and implementation of security management arrangements.
MasterCard Regional Security Analyst, MEA
Jan 2012 – May 2013
Regional security Analyst for MasterCard Middle East and Africa. His primary responsibility is to enable all business needs across the MEA region within a safe secure environment, overseeing all employees, building and travel security needs.
-Acts as the Global Corporate Security liaison for the Middle East & Africa Region; good working knowledge and exposure in the Middle East regions, in relation to physical security, event security and executive protections.
-Ensures compliance with Global Corporate Security policies and procedures.
-Performs annual security and life safety risk assessments of regional offices.
-Provides security systems technical support to regional offices, as directed.
-Coordinates new security systems installations with regional security systems vendors.
-Provides event security support, as directed.
-Provides Global Corporate Security briefing during new employee orientation.
-Coordinates company identification badge requests.
-Provides analysis and local perspective to Operations & Risk Analysis Center and regarding political, security and terrorism issues of concern within the region.
-G4S Risk Management-
Close Protection Officer
Jan 2011 – Jul 2011
During this contract he was deployed in the Southern AO of Afghanistan in Helmand Province LSK, He deployed daily providing security for the foreign Commonwealth officials and clients to enable them to be able to carry out critical Key Leader Engagements and reconstruction assessments within Helmand Province, gaining further experience in all required elements of a PSD/CPO operator within the private security industry in the LAV role. He completed hundreds of successful missions whilst serving with G4S under the FCO contract.
-Aegis Defence Services Ltd-
Close Protection Officer
Jan 2010 – Dec 2010
During this contract he was deployed in the northern AO of Iraq working as part of a security escort team, He deployed daily providing security for US Engineer clients to enable them to be able to carry out critical reconstruction assessments within Iraq, gaining experience in all required elements of a PSD operator within the private security industry in the LAV and MRAP role. He completed hundreds of successful missions whilst serving with Aegis under the matrix contract.
-216 Para Sig Sqn-
Jan 2002 – Jan 2010