We have unrivalled experience dealing with global security challenges, from strategic to tactical, in some of the most intractable regions around the world. The expertise and hard-won experience of our ex-military members of the team speaks for itself.
Security is rarely an isolated issue; it is invariably linked to political, social and environmental issues. As a result, our approach to understanding and managing security risk is to take an integrated approach, working with colleagues from other disciplines such as ESG. By working with Strategia you benefit from the ‘value add’ of our Security Team as well as our network of regional and technical specialists. All our teams can deploy worldwide, sometimes at very short notice, in order to properly understand the environment in which you and your clients operate. By being independent, ‘on-the-ground’ and by ‘walking and talking’ inside the company, in the communities and with the key stakeholders, including governments, media and NGOs, we are able to identify and gain a deep understanding of the source of the issues and risks facing your company or customer which may not always be apparent to the boardroom. As well as providing an experienced ‘boots on the ground’ capability, our teams can also reach back for advice and expertise from our wider associate and partner base, giving you access to the extensive combined knowledge and experience of our people.
CASE STUDY – PAKISTAN
A leading sports broadcaster required a comprehensive risk assessment in order to satisfy their insurers that they could safely cover a high-profile sporting event in Pakistan which – if successfully televised to the world – could set the conditions for Pakistan to return to the international cricket stage after an absence of 9 years due to the security situation in the country.
A two-man team from Strategia Worldwide with extensive experience in Pakistan conducted an initial reconnaissance followed by an in-depth analysis of the risks associated with the client delivering the task. An Associate Director then deployed with the client to provide day to day risk assessment and high-level liaison with the Pakistan security forces.
Armed with the Strategia Worldwide risk report, the client was able to secure insurance cover for the duration of the deployment. Not only was the original task a complete success, but the client was also able to compete for and win a further high profile event from a major media company as a direct result of being able to demonstrate their ability to operate in Pakistan.
CASE STUDY – CAUCASUS
Prevention of access to mine by violent protesters leading to project delay and an unforeseen cost, tens of $m per week, that was threatening the company’s balance sheet.
A partner deployed to assess the situation working with the client’s security manager – supported up by Strategia’s regional and ESG expertise on a ‘reach back’ basis. Consultation with company staff, local and national level stakeholders, along with physical reconnaissance of the area, revealed that the issue was multi-dimensional, involving third parties who were active ‘behind the scene’. We then ran a workshop with the mine’s management to explore options to resolve the impasse.
our recommendations prevented an escalation of the situation that would have been disastrous for the company’s long-term License to Operate.
What our clients say
“Partnering with Strategia Worldwide for the production of a strategic risk assessment, for our work in support of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was an inspired choice. Not only was their team of risk experts able to identify and mitigate the complex challenges associated with working in Pakistan before our team deployed, but their support on the ground ensured not only the complete success of our original contract but also allowed us to successfully bid for further work in the region. We have complete confidence in Strategia’s ability to deliver the support we need, where and when we need it and would have no hesitation in using their services again.”Sara BondHead of Legal, Sunset & Vine