The Swiss Ibex originates from the European Alps, where it withstands the harsh conditions of a hostile environment. However, it has close relatives all over the world. The Ibex is strong enough not be threatened by other animals, yet it is not a predator and mostly peaceful in nature.
Swiss Ibex possesses expert knowledge in leadership, resilience and security in medium- to high-risk environments.
Swiss Ibex transfers its knowledge to its customers by offering training, consulting and operational services.
Swiss Ibex enables the clients to do business in fragile and/or hostile environments. It decreases the costs of incident response in all environments.
Swiss Ibex provides these services for governments, non-profit organisations, and the private sector.
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.
Check out Reto's publications here.
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.
We have lived and/or worked in the following countries:
We have a strong network of local contacts in additional countries. Contact us for more information.
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.
EXECUTIVE COACHING & LEADERSHIP TRAINING
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.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
We base our expertise on experience in various fragile environments (inter alia Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.) and we combine this experience with a sound educational background.
Security is not just barb wire and first aid. Our holistic understanding of security guarantees realistic solutions for your high-risk locations and your business travel.
VAST GLOBAL NETWORK
We make use of an extensive network of worldwide contacts, enabling us to quickly find the skill, expertise, language, and knowledge which fits your needs ideally.
Our ethical compass guides us through the work we do. We only take mandates if we are convinced that they are in the interest of humankind.
We have a profound understanding of and practical experience in private sector, military, and humanitarian leadership philosophies, thus combining the best of each culture for your needs.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Our clients include the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, ETH Zurich, various NGOs, and other public and private partners.
Die Zusammenarbeit mit Swiss Ibex war sehr effizient und zielgerichtet. Die breiten Erfahrungen, sowie die rasche Auffassungsgabe … brachten den Auftrag rasch zum gewünschten Ergebnis.
Cette expérience a été d’une très grande valeur ajoutée et au final très efficiente. Pour ma part, je n’hésiterai pas à renouveler l’expérience.
Chef de Coopération Internationale
Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC)
Swiss Ibex loves our planet and loves humanity. This is why we support some projects that help make the world a better place.
"Water for water" (WfW) is a Swiss non-profit promoting a fair and sustainable global use of water.
Swiss Ibex is a WfW "institutional partner", providing both financial support and expertise.
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Swiss Ibex is proud to be part of this brilliant initiative by owning non-voting shares.
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