Oman: What is Le Beck International? We are an independent specialist security and risk management consultancy with a dedicated presence in the MENA region for over 15 years. Our mandate is to empower and prepare senior executives with the ability to identify and mitigate security risks, threats and vulnerabilities in order to protect their most critical assets- their people, their business and their brand reputation. We take on an advisory role and security products, systems and services that we recommend and sourced through third parties (locally, regionally or internationally) thereby avoiding any conflicts of interests.
Why did you decide to set up base in the Middle East? I started the company in 2001 and we came to the Middle East in 2004 following the compound bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was a real paradox for Saudi, which was one of the most secure and crime free countries in the world, until 2004. Suddenly there were threats to business and reputation of the country. I made a CEO decision to move everything we had to Riyadh, because I saw an opportunity in the fact that the Middle East was never going to be the same again.