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Kevin Williams

Head of Security Operations and Investigations, Hitachi-Power Grids

Currently based in Switzerland, Kevin Williams leads a new Security Incident Investigation Program (SIIP) with global capacity to respond and investigate all reported security incidents.

Mr. Williams started his professional career in the British Armed Forces before joining a civilian police force. During his police service he was assigned to an armed counter terrorist role before accepting an instructor’s position at the police training academy. Leaving the police service after 7 years he enjoyed a variety of security contracts working in both government and private sectors. Positions were usually in the field of close protection, nonetheless the constant workflow allowed a regular rotation in other aspects of security. During this period Mr. Williams operated across the globe where diverse security and protective operations brought him in contact with drug trafficking, money laundering, tax evasion, international art and technology smuggling, human trafficking, counterfeiting, and industrial espionage.

Prior to the COVID crisis Kevin Williams enjoyed frequent international travel from his home base in Switzerland, where apart from focusing on many diverse levels of threat and investigations he is a subject matter expert in Physical Protection Systems, Threat Analysis & Risk Management, and Intelligence. He is currently studying an MSc in Counter Terrorism at the Liverpool and John Moore’s University, and holds the Advanced Terrorism Certificate from St. Andrews University. Further certificates include the ASIS Board Certified Certificates; Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP) Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) as well as the IACSP Certified Anti-Terrorism Officer (cATO) and the CCTP Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP)