Official launching of IBSSA Mexico


On the 4th May at 19.00 o’clock at the most exclusive club “Torre Mayor 51 Floor” in Mexico City took place the IBSSA Mexico and EPS (Executive Protection Specialist) certification launching.

Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico has teamed up with two other IBSSA Instructors and Members – leaders of different security companies in Mexico to create the EPS national certification, which is the first operational certification in Mexico that includes prevention in executive protection together with reactive measures such as defensive driving and shooting.

These are the personalities / companies involved: ·

  • Mr. Ivan Ivanovich, CEO of AGS Group, Close Protection Instructor ·
  • Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio, CEO of AS3, Driving Instructor ·
  • Mr. Gonzalo Senosiain, CEO of Grip Security, Firearms Instructor

Mr. Karl de la Guerra – Country Representative of IBSSA for the USA was also invited to attend this prestigious event, where the EPS certification was presented in front of the Mexican most important corporate security directors, government representatives and foreign embassy representatives.

During the launching about 40 carefully selected guests, VIPs were present, such as executives in charge for corporate security of international companies: BBVA Bancomer, Volkswagen, Santander Bank, Phillip Morris International, Cartier Mexico, Mont Blanc Mexico, New York Life Mexico, CIE Mexico, HSBC Bank, UBER Mexico, General Motors, and also world leading and top Mexican private security companies owners and representatives such as G4S, IPS, Consultores en Seguridad, Brom y Asociados, MSPV and many others.

 

Some representatives from the US Embassy and military attaché of the US Embassy also took part at this significant event, and several representatives of the press.

12th May 2017


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