About Georgios Vamvakas

  • Ηλικία Above 57 Years
  • Φύλο Άνδρας
  • Προβλήθηκε 72

About me

Georgios Vamvakas, CPP, PSP
Address: 26 Tanaidos Str. Athens 11142, Greece
Email: taaliaros@yahoo.com
Mobile: +30 695 185 5053
Date of Birth: 25 April 1962 (Greek passport holder)
• Eleven-year experience on security management of thermal, solar, and energy from waste powerplant construction sites, including some in the most complex and challenging environments, such as Syria, Nigeria, Iraq and Libya or in the most demanding markets such as the UK, Ireland or Poland.
• Knowledgeable how to amicably assist and support construction site project managers and site managers with regards to security and emergency management.
• Highly mobile; comfortable with multitasking and change management.
• Familiar with the Arabic culture.
MYTILINEOS S.A., Senior Security Officer (based in Athens): 07/2018 to 12/2023,
• Planned, implemented almost from inception, and maintained a comprehensive security and emergency management program, encompassing all business segments of the Company, i.e. commercial, metals manufacturing, and construction, aligned with organizational principles and key objectives, nurturing a strong security culture.
• Continually monitored the security situation in the countries of interest, maintaining situational awareness. Worked with commercial teams in evaluating new markets.
• Conducted risk assessments in accordance with ISO 31000 to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities that could affect the organization in Greece and overseas, such as in Nigeria, Libya, Ghana, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ireland, Slovenia, and the UK.
• Authored and implemented security and emergency plans for the new commercial acquisitions and construction sites worldwide.
• Provided induction training and refresher training on security management, and crisis response management.
• Contracted and had oversight over manned guarding (annual budget €6 million); liaised with public security agencies, functional peers, local communities, and other stakeholders, as needed.
• Planned and procured physical security systems (cameras, access control, perimeter detection, etc.) and managed projects/programs end to end.
• Conducted security and incident investigations; kept pertinent records and lessons learned, providing recommendations for control measures to prevent re-occurrences.
• Ensured residential security of high-net-worth individuals.

TATOI TENNIS CLUB, Security Manager (based in Athens): 5/2016 – 09/2017
• Established a discreet physical security program, commensurate with the elite clientele of the Club and supervised all aspects of manned-guarding and security technology as well as the residential security of high-net-worth individuals.

METKA S.A. (* METKA was absorbed by MYTILINEOS S.A. in 2018)
 Roving Security Advisor (based in Athens): 06/2012 – 02/2013 & 6/2016 – 06/2018
 Embedded Security Manager in Deir Ali, Syria: 03/2013 – 5/2016
• Ensured awareness of the existing trends to enhance or adjust security programmes for METKA’s projects in wartime Syria, as well as in Jordan, Iraq, and Algeria. Conducted security risk assessments, and compiled or revised the security and emergency response plans.
• Contracted and had oversight over guard forces; routinely liaised with public security agencies, local communities and stakeholders, as needed.
• Worked with commercial teams in evaluating new markets.
GREEK ARMY – retired infantry Brigadier General: 09/1980 – 04/2012
• Amongst other duties, commanded an active-duty infantry battalion and served with multinational headquarters in conflict and post-conflict zones across the globe, including Beirut (2006 war), ex-Yugoslavia, Western Sahara, Afghanistan, in peacetime NATO headquarters (Naples, Italy), as well as Syria and Lebanon (Defence Attaché).

• Control Risks Security Managers and Consultant Course, BTEC Level 5 Professional certificate in security management and consultancy, Combermere Abbey, UK: 2015.
• IOSH Managing Safely Certificate, Combermere Abbey, UK: 2015.
• S2 Institute, Anti-terrorism Officer seminar, Stockholm, Sweden: 2012.
• NATO Defence College, Rome, Italy: 2007.
• Greek Army Staff College, Thessalonica, Greece: 1998.
• Greek Army Military Academy, Athens: 1984. Graduated in top 5 per cent of class.
CERTIFICATIONS American Society for Industrial Security International designations
• Certified Protection Professional/CPP (certification number: 17198): since 1/2013
• Physical Security Professional/PSP (certification number: 17920): since 6/2014
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Basic knowledge of spoken and written Arabic and Turkish.


  • 2007 - 2007
    NATO Defence College


    I have obtained a diploma on International Relations anf Conflict Resolution

  • 1980 - 1984
    Στρατιωτική Σχολή Ευελπίδων



Φυσική ασφάλεια/Phycical Security,
Emergency Management
Facilities Management



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