Luca Tenzi–a corporate security expert with 15 years’ experience in Fortune 500 companies–has led security operations in diverse environments. His experience spans multiple sectors including, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, information and communication technologies, financial services institutions all Fortune 100 and 500 companies and UN information and communication technologies specialized agency.
Luca has operated and resided in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Latin America, specializing in country risk assessments and management in high-risk venues including Venezuela, Iraq and Libya. In all instances, he has been trusted to ensure regular briefings for senior management, Chiefs of Staff, company Presidents, and Chief Executive Officers on emerging or latent international security risks and asymmetric threats.
A strong advocate of implementing state-of-the-art practices for the convergence of physical security and ICT security, Luca is currently working within a specialized UN agencies effort to integrate physical and logical access control on a PKI/CA based network. ITU is the leading UN technology agency and the project will be extended to other UN agencies in the coming years.
He currently sit as Vice President of Swiss Information Security Association CLUSIS and very active within international security associations (ASIS).
Luca is an innovative strategic thinker who has a proven track record of collaboration and engagement with a broad variety of security and business stakeholders worldwide. A keen team builder and mentor, with well-honed cultural empathy and keen diplomatic skills, he has led the implementation and management of global security strategies, risk reduction and loss prevention programs; acted as deputy security director responsible for security operations and crisis management; and served as the first-appointed, remotely located security director tasked with redesigning and implementing international strategy, creating a corporate governance program. Luca has provided leadership and guidance in compliance investigations concerning violence in the work place, business due diligence, and large-scale corporate event security, and has consulted on multi-million-dollar security CAPEX and OPEX budgets.
A Swiss national, Luca is fluent in Italian, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and German. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Security against Crime and Emergencies from Universita’ Bocconi (Italy) and a MSc in Security and Crime Risk Management from Leicester University (UK).
At the Centre for Security Failures Studies, Luca Tenzi is editor of our book series Security and Risk Management: Critical Reflections and International Perspectives. Luca welcomes contributions in the fields of Corporate Security and Security Related Risks; Emerging Market Geopolitical Risks; and Security Convergence Strategies.
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