DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - IPSA International, Inc., an investigative consulting and risk advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerald (Gerry) R. Cummings to the position of Senior Consultant as the firm takes steps to create a beachhead in the Middle East.
Mr. Cummings brings over forty (40) years international experience in intelligence gathering and investigations in both the public and private sectors having worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, the Middle East and the Gulf States. Gerry spent 17 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before moving to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service where he finished his career in London as the head of the Service's liaison office.
Previously, Gerry served as the Acting Director Corporate Security at SmithKline Beecham, a major pharmaceutical company, now known as Glaxo Smithkline. Mr. Cummings was responsible for conducting worldwide threat, risk and vulnerability assessments for the company's assets, premises and personnel as well as leading the company's anti-counterfeiting initiatives. After leaving SmithKline Beecham, Gerry held several senior management positions with international security and intelligence companies, conducting complex due diligence investigations for numerous clients throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
"I have known Gerry since the early 1990's when we were both working at the Canadian High Commission in London. Gerry and I have worked jointly on numerous projects since we left our government positions; he is the quintessential professional and a gentleman," stated Mr. Kim Marsh, Executive Vice-President, International Operations, IPSA International. "IPSA is fortunate to have someone of his stature joining the team."
"The ever changing challenges in the Middle East, Africa and Asia require exceptional diligence from corporate entities wishing to invest and work in those regions. I am very pleased to be part of the IPSA team which has the demonstrated abilities to address those challenges for our clients," notes Mr. Cummings.
ABOUT IPSA International, Inc.
IPSA International, Inc. has a 20 year history of successfully completing complex multi-jurisdictional engagements in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, due diligence, and litigation support. Assignments include large-scale internal investigations, regulatory driven remediation and compliance reviews for Fortune 100 corporations, banking and financial institutions, and law firms. Our senior investigators and advisors deliver timely, accurate and defensible intelligence that supports our clients in making better informed decisions, ensuring compliance and mitigating risk. IPSA International has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, resources in over 75 countries and research capabilities in 20 languages. Please visit us at www.ipsaintl.com
Mr. Kim Marsh, CAMS, CFE
Executive VP International Operations
IPSA International, Inc.
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
Telephone: 44 (0) 207 182 4098
SOURCE: IPSA International, Inc.
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