Reto studied Computer Science (BSc), Military Affairs (DAS), International Relations (MA) and Human Resource Management (PhD). As an active conscript officer of the Swiss military, he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel General Staff (Lt Col GS, OF-4).
Reto has worked in multiple senior leadership roles for the government and the private sector and lectures at the University of Lucerne. He is the head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid's expert group "security" and member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) system.
Samuel studied International Hospitality Management (BSc), Security Management (MA), Leadership & Consulting (MA) and Crisis Communication (CAS). As an active conscript officer of the Swiss military, he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col, OF-4).
Samuel has over a decade of professional operational and strategic experience in security, risk and crisis management for a variety of actors, including the United Nations, the Swiss Government, International Media and NGOs. He is member of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid's expert group "security" and of the International Committee of the Red Cross' Humanitarian Security Advisor pool.
Samuel calls the Middle East his second home.
Safety and Security Risk Management supports your contextual analysis and helps you to identify, evaluate and possibly quantify potential risks in order to devise and analytically justify proportional countermeasures.
Risk Management is a basic cornerstone to conduct security management.
Security Training enhances the capabilities of yourself and your employees to deal with safety and security risks.
It is a direct measure to improve your organisational resilience and thus save costs by reducing the need for third party-services.
Travel Security Advisory helps you to keep your travels into fragile or hostile environments safe and to prepare for contingencies during your travel.
It keeps your costs manageable and prevents you from facing unexpected and potentially severe risks to your travellers and your business activities.
Advanced Party Deployments make your travels into unknown areas easier, more comfortable, or at all possible.
They provide you with valuable information about your destination, with logistical support as from arrival, and with all necessary precautionary measures for a safe trip.
Crisis Management Training practices situations, in which your conventional processes fall short of delivering useful results in time.
Crisis Management Training is cross-functional. It improves your organisational resilience and at the same time advances the professional and personal skills of the trained leaders.
Sudden occurrences may confront you with the need for immediate leadership support.
Swiss Ibex supports you on a case-by-case basis with interim management solutions or with tailored support to manage the crisis you face. We want you to be able to thrive on difficult situations, not to succumb to them.
Structured leadership training, and 1-on-1 coaching for senior executives enables you to unlock your organisation's and your leaders' full potential.
Leadership training thus improves your organisational effectiveness and has a direct effect on your balance sheet.
Many of the challenges in the performance of a collective are not necessarily based on professional, economic or technical factors, but rather in the interpersonal area. The way we react to others has causes in our own personality and biography. This often leads to open or hidden conflicts in organizations, which prevent operations or projects to be successful.
Swiss Ibex guides you through the process of conflict resolution, using a combination of systemic and psycho-social tools, to achieve long-lasting results.
Scientific research is a precondition for rational decisions, because rationality depends on knowledge. Swiss Ibex participates in academic research to stay at the forefront of current scientific knowledge and also provides research-on-demand in case of need.
Your operations do not need management alone. Often, you require technical expertise to manage your physical and organisational security.
Ibex helps you with technical security expertise, from CCTV and locks, to secure communications and surveillance countermeasures.
To improve your organisational resilience, your employees need to be equipped with a basic skill set to manage their environment.
We support you with technical training in various security-related fields, like first aid, defensive driving, radio operations or secure communication.