Rules of Protocol of IBSSA



IBSSA is the leading international federation of the world for the private security profession. It is a non- governmental, non-profit organisation with members representing over 100 countries of the 5 continents. The governing body of IBSSA is the Board of Directors:

Patron:

H.M.E.H. Prince José COSMELLI, KGC (Portugal)

Knight of Grand Collar – Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem,

Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP)

Honorary Founding President:

H.R.H. Prince Adan CZARTORYSKI-BORBON (Spain)

President:

H.G. George POPPER, KGC (Hungary)

1st Vice President:

Dr. Marko NICOVIC (Serbia)

General Secretary:

Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel)

Vice Presidents:

Mr. Stephen CHEE (Singapore)

Mr. Imtiaz ABDULLA (South Africa)

Earl Jerry L. BRUMLEY (USA)

Dr. Constantin BUZATU (Romania)

Chairman of the Board of Directors:

Dr. Eric Van de WALL (Netherlands)

Chairman of the Executive Committee:

Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (Slovenia)

Honorary Vice President for American continent

H.E. Dr. Joey DEMAIO (USA)

Honorary Vice President for African continent

H.E. Alh. Dr. Yahya A.J.J. JAMMEH (Gambia)


According international protocol rules the Board of Directors’ members are the Ministers of the organisation. Based on this fact and also their other titles the official addressing is "His Excellency" of course in case of Honorary Founding President the addressing must be “His Royal Highness”.

The above officers when representing IBSSA in any official event must be handled on the level of "Minister". They must be seated among the top VIP's and must be introduced before the host country's officials and VIP's. In case of inviting the Board members: to assure high-level transportation, accommodation and full program with security is the obligation of the host.

General rules of protocol:

Many other IBSSA officials are Ministers, Generals, Knights of Malta or holders of other high titles. In every concrete case they must receive the honour of their title or rank.

The protocol ranking:

  1. Patron

  2. Honorary Founding President

  3. President

  4. 1st Vice President

  5. General Secretary

  6. Vice Presidents

  7. Honorary founding members

  8. Honorary members

  9. Chairman of BoD

  10. Chairman of the EC, Honorary President of IBSSA ISF, Executive President of IBSSA ISF

  11. Vice-chairmen of the EC, General Secretary of IBSSA ISF, Vice-presidents of IBSSA ISF

  12. EC members, Generals

  13. International position holders

  14. Country representatives

  15. Other position holders

If the above rules are not guaranteed IBSSA officers should refuse their participation at the respective event!


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