Report on the first IBSSA Mexico meeting


On the 29th August 2016, a meeting was organised by Mr. Ivan IVANOVICH – Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico about launching IBSSA in the country and establishing the executive board of IBSSA Mexico.

During the meeting the following people were present:

  • Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – Country Representative, specialized in unarms executive protection and prevention intelligence, counter intelligence, counter surveillance, risk management, operations logistic and low profile protection
  • Mr. Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio – leading expert in Mexico in Security driving training for bodyguards www.securitydriving.mx
  • Mr. Gonzalo Senosiain – leading expert in Mexico for firearms bodyguard training www.combatmf.com

First point of the meeting was that Pablo and Gonzalo become full members of IBSSA.

Second: IBSSA Mexico is interested to open, organize and operate an IBSSA training centre in order to share their experiences with IBSSA and create specialized training courses under IBSSA regulations.

30th August 2016

Mr. Ivan Ivanovich
Country Representative for Mexico

Report about the EPS Certification by IBSSA Mexico

Executive Protection is perceived very exciting, not for the faint hearted, full of thrills and all the action one would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but nothing could be further from the truth, since it is demanded of EPs to be at the job 120% (they’re there before the principal, and leave after he has left), long hours and very little shut-eye, did we mention a very high risk environment? EPs are all that stand between threats and their principal most of the time.

The lack of a standard in the industry has led to a very poor image of EPs, and the proliferation of Mikey Mouse (Rambo) companies that promise to have Super Men at the service of their protected, which turn out to be nothing more than a great show.

Report about the Community Outreach Program of IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project

Members of the IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project (AHTP), under the direction of Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Bureau Chief in the Dominican Republic, conduct a community outreach program in the village of Batey La Canada, a suburb of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Balkan and European Special Conference in Belgrade, Serbia on the 20th October 2017

10.00 Executive Board Meeting

11.00 Conference:

- Introduction speech by the Director of ECPD, Academician Prof. Dr. Negoslav Ostojić

- Introduction speech by the President of IBSSA, Prof. Dr. George Popper

- Introduction speech by the President of SEBA, Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević