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Senior Management Team

Anthony J Tesar, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is a Security and Risk Management specialist with more than 20 years of international experience in the public, government, and corporate sectors and a distinguished career in the British Army in Northern Ireland, the South Atlantic, the Balkans, East Timor, Sierra Leone, South & Central America, and the Middle East.

An expert in the use, deployment, and mitigation of chemical, biological, and radiological weapons and terrorist devices, he was appointed by Hans Blix, head of the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) to a weapons inspector team in Iraq. He went on to work for both the UK and US governments in post-war Iraq to assist in intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism operations with the Iraq Survey Group.

In immediate response to the events of 9/11, Anthony was invited to assist and work with US federal and government agencies, US Special Forces teams, and the US Department of Defence in an advisory capacity to train agency and Special Forces operatives in counter-terrorism and attack mitigation techniques. He performed a similar role within the Mexican Special Forces before moving to the Middle East to set up his niche practice – Le Beck International.

Anthony maintains numerous connections with international academic and specialist advisory bodies worldwide. He is the Chairman of the Washington-led OSAC Group in Bahrain and is an active member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).

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Craig Compton, Chief Financial Officer

A qualified FCCA accountant, Craig has spent the last two decades working at a Finance Director level with Fortune 500 technology companies, and holds an impressive record for executing corporate strategies and driving organic and acquisitive growth.

In 2012, Craig founded his own consultancy group to provide guidance and financial advice to companies looking to grow or undergo change, supplying counsel on turnaround, growth strategies, and exit planning. Craig is currently a board member of Webkick Ltd, Vohkus Ltd, and Le Beck International Ltd.

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David Garbutt, Chief Operations Officer

David is a highly accomplished security and risk professional with extensive protective security, counter intelligence and corporate risk experience. Inquisitive and motivated with a proven track record of delivering customer-focused outcomes, both internationally and domestically, on multi-million dollar projects for demanding clients with compressed timelines.

As COO, David leads, manages and holds the vision necessary to ensure that Le Beck has the proper operational controls and administrative and reporting procedures in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure operating efficiency of our Senior Advisory Team.

During a distinguished career as a Military Policeman in the British Army, David conducted operations within Northern Ireland, Western Europe, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and the Middle East.

David is a member of both the International Security Institute and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

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Andrew Deamer, Senior Security Advisor

A specialist in the training and management of Security Guard Forces, Asset Protection Programmes and all physical security measures within the private, government, and corporate sectors, Andrew had a successful 14-year career with the British Army, including deployments in Northern Europe and the GCC during the first Gulf war.

He moved to the Middle East in 2004 to establish a security guarding arm for a leading Bahrain company. Employing over 500 people, he grew the company to become the largest and most successful security guarding company in the country, setting benchmarks in operating procedures that were subsequently adopted by the Bahraini government as the national training standard for all security guarding companies. Andrew worked closely with the Bahrain Ministry of Customs Affairs to deliver trained drug and explosives canine search teams to all ports of entry into Bahrain and conduct dog handling training for local customs officers.

Andrew is part of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), as well as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), qualified Ports and Facilities Security Officer (PFSO), Pipeline Security Specialist (PSS). He is also Vice Secretary of Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and the former Chairman of the Bahrain’s ASIS chapter.

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Miriam Eps, Head of Security Analyst Team

Miriam specialises in political and security risk management, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and open-source intelligence (OSINT). She studied political science and sociology in New York, graduating magna cum laude and proceeding to work as a legal assistant at a top intellectual property law firm.

After opting against a career in law, Miriam completed her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, focusing her coursework and thesis on Saudi Arabia, and again graduated magna cum laude. Post-degree, Miriam directed her knowledge of the MENA region, and particularly the Gulf states, to the security and risk management sector, honing her ability to identify events relevant to clients, assess their impact, and provide analysis and recommendations.

Her commentary and analysis have been featured in multiple international and regional media outlets, including Bloomberg, Newsweek, the BBC, International Business Times, Al Arabiya, Haaretz, and The National Interest.

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Michael Horowitz, Deputy Head of Analyst Team & Head of Marketing

Michael specialises in political and security risk management, with a focus on MENA and OSINT, and has held various related analyst, management, and marketing positions over the past several years.

He began his career in this field after completing degrees in International Affairs at Science Po (IEP Paris) and an M.S. in Management in HEC, Europe’s leading business school. Michael brings his knowledge of the MENA region and the field of risk management to Le Beck, as well as his sources gathered during his years of experience as an analyst that involved developing contacts across the region.

Michael’s commentary and analysis can also be found in multiple international and regional outlets, including major publications like The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, and AP.

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Our Expert Advisors

The core strength of Le Beck lies in its human capital. We have a dynamic pool of expert advisors internationally sourced from all corners of the globe, all fully equipped with the practical skills and field-specific training suited to this region.

With the stamp of approval from the region’s High Commission of Industrial Security (HCIS), Le Beck’s consultants bring with them an abundance of global experience that traverses all continents as well as established careers in intelligence, research and analysis, Special Forces, defence, technology, and law enforcement, and an unmatched understanding of the regional landscape.

 

“Le Beck’s advisors are the heart and soul of the organisation; we recruit globally to source the right talent and mobilise locally to fully integrate them into the local culture. Having our international experts easily accessible and at arm’s reach facilitates the marriage of expertise and local acumen that gives Le Beck its defining edge”.

Karen Hardeman, Communications Manager

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