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Nick Fishwick

Nick Fishwick

After obtaining a doctorate in social history at Oxford University in the 1980s, Nick Fishwick joined the British Foreign Office where he served for 29 years He served in Lagos (Nigeria), Istanbul (Turkey) and Kabul (Afghanistan) before retiring from UK public serviced in 2012. He is a national security specialist, with deep experience of security, counter-terrorism, and regional stability issues....

Juan C. Zarate

Juan C. Zarate

Juan Zarate is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network, the Senior National Security Analyst for NBC News, and a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law School. Mr. Zarate also serves as the Chairman and Senior Counselor for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Economic and Financial Power, a Senior Adviser at the Center...

Michael Braun

Michael Braun

Michael Braun retired from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2008 as DEA Chief of Operations. In this role, Special Agent Braun was responsible for leading the worldwide drug enforcement operations of the Agency’s 227 domestic and 86 foreign offices, as well as the Special Operations Division, the Aviation Division, the Office of Financial Operations, the Office of Operational...

Rob Bonner

Rob Bonner

As the Commissioner of CBP, Mr. Bonner led the largest merger of personnel and resources associated with the creation in 2003 of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Bonner was appointed as the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service in September 2001. From March 2003 until December 2005, Mr. Bonner served as the first Commissioner of U.S. Customs and...

Luc Portelance

Luc Portelance

Luc Portelance is a seasoned executive with extensive experience leading large, complex, and high-profile operational organizations in the field of public safety and national security. His 36-year career with the Canadian Government is highlighted by seven years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) where he served as President between 2010 and 2015 and Executive Vice-President from 2008 until 2010....

John Ossowski

John Ossowski

John Ossowski was appointed President of Canada Border Services Agency on December 7, 2016. Prior to this appointment, John was Deputy Commissioner of Canada Revenue Agency from July 2015 to December 2016. He has also held senior positions as Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada and also as Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector, at the Treasury...

Antonis Kastrissianakis

Antonis Kastrissianakis

From 1981 to 2018 Antonis Kastrissianakis was a European Union (EU) official serving in the European Commission. In 2007, he became Director in the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD). He was responsible for customs reforms in the EU to deliver secure trade and consumer protection, uphold intellectual property rights, and promote trade facilitation. He was also...

Philip Kermode

Philip Kermode

Philip Kermode is director for customs policy in the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union at the European Commission. He is responsible for the Commission’s legislative work on the Union Customs Code and is heavily involved, together with the Member States, in pushing forward the implementation of this legislative framework which seeks to ensure a fully effective and coherent...

Krum Garkov

Krum Garkov

Krum has more than 15 years of cross-cultural experiences spanning the public and private sectors. Prior to taking up the Executive Director post in eu-LISA in November 2012 Mr Garkov was the Operations Director for Experian Group ltd., a leading global information provider serving the finance industry. Prior to that, he was a Program Manager at Hewlett Packard. Mr Garkov...

Rodolphe Gintz

Rodolphe Gintz

Rodolphe Gintz was appointed Director General of the French Customs and Excise Administration (DGDDI) by the Council of Minister of February, 6th 2017. As head of this Administration, Rodolphe GINTZ oversees 17 000 employees, manages a budget of €1.6 billion and ensures the effective implementation of the French Customs’ efforts to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity and security....

Gloria Guevara Manzo

Gloria Guevara Manzo

Gloria joined the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in August 2017, following a varied career in Travel & Tourism. WTTC is the global body that represents travel & tourism worldwide. A sector that generates 10% of GDP and employs circa 300 million jobs. Recognized as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began...