More than chocolate, clocks and mountains, operating in Switzerland can either be the most efficient EP experience you have ever had or one of the most expensive challenges depending on how much preparation you do - especially in advance of world events including Davos (the World Economic Forum) this May.
Today we are delighted to welcome James Otigbah, CEO and founder of Excel Solutions to guide us through this seemingly smooth landscape to ask:
How will most UHNW, Celebrity, Diplomatic and Corporate Clients require support in Switzerland at some stage in your career?
What can a first time operator working in Davos expect?
What licensing arrangements are necessary?
How does the Swiss operating environment compare and contrast to other European locations?
How can we effectively assess potential local partnerships?
More about James:
James Otigbah is the owner and director of Excel Security Solutions. A security company based in Gstaad Switzerland. We provide the full range of Security services to our clients in Switzerland as well as abroad
He holds, among other qualifications, the widely recognised CPP certification of ASIS, a degree in Protective Security Management from the University of Buckinghamshire (UK), a Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the University of St. Andrews (UK) and a Certificate in Security Management from the University of Leicester (UK
He has vast experience in the Executive Protection field having operated among others in most European countries, in African countries such as Libya, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt and South Africa; in Yemen and other Arab countries as well as in Mexico, the USA, Hong Kong and Thailand.
He was attached to the Swiss Embassy as the Security Advisor/Third Secretary, from 2014 to 2016 in Nairobi Kenya where he was responsible for the security of the embassy, the ambassador and the staff, as well as for high level Swiss delegations on their visits to the region. His area of responsibility and operation were the countries of Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
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