Affiliated Expert, Security and Risk Management

John Cowling is an accomplished security consultant and risk management expert. For over 15 years, he has delivered practical solutions at strategic, tactical, and operational levels covering security risk management, training & development, travel security, business continuity, and crisis management. He has led multi-cultural cross-discipline teams delivering a variety of projects and services to international standards across numerous regional locations including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Most recently, Cowling served as Director, Middle East of AcuTech Consulting Group in Dubai. Here, he managed the Group’s Middle East consultancy engagements to drive improvements in safety, security, training, and preparedness for global companies. He also served as Associate Director of Enterprise Resilience at WSP in the Middle East and Associate Director of Crisis and Security Consulting at Control Risks.

Cowling holds diplomas in Security & Risk Management and Training & Assessment, respectively, as well as numerous certifications including: Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP) from the World Institute for Nuclear Security, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI_RMP), and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) from ASIS International.


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