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).
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.
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.
Miriam leads the Le Beck global team of Security Analysts. She specialises in political and security risk management, with a speciality in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as 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 master’s degree (M.A.) in Middle Eastern Studies, focusing her studies and thesis on Saudi Arabia, and again graduated magna cum laude. Post-degree, Miriam directed her knowledge of the Middle East 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.
Imad is a senior level business development professional with 25 years of experience driving growth through targeted sales, marketing, and business development strategies. Imad has a track record of achievements, growing market share, and sustaining client contracts across multiple major international and regional corporations in the Middle East and North Africa. His career to date has spanned government, security, petrochemical, banking, medical, and hospitality sectors across the MENA region.
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