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Barcelona, ​​November 8, 2022 – I-SEC has been awarded a contract by Aena for security services at El Prat Airport. The contract includes pax screening, access inspection and control, checked baggage inspection and patrols and surveillance of terminals and facilities. The contract started in November 2022.

El Prat Airport
Located in Barcelona, ​​Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat is the second largest and second busiest airport in Spain and the sixth busiest in Europe. The airport is a hub for airlines 'Level' and 'Vueling', and a focus city for 'Air Europa', 'Iberia', 'EasyJet' and 'Ryanair'.

"We already have a lot of experience in aviation security in Spain, however we provide in Barcelona for the first time pax screening. It gives us the opportunity to show our knowledge and expertise. Together with the airport and other partners, we create a safe environment for passengers, visitors and staff.” Hugo Cea, Manager Director Spain at I-SEC.

Continuous improvement
As a result of this award, and in accordance with the agreement, I-SEC took over the personnel already working at the airport. Nearly 450 security guards had planned a strike before the end of this year. Before the takeover, I-SEC already reached an agreement and ended the four-year labor dispute with the previous security companies. "We are very pleased to welcome our new colleagues and we are confident that they will be a great asset to our company. We believe in working side by side with our employees to continuously improve our working environment and the services we provide.” - Hugo Cea, Managing Director Spain at I-SEC.

At the annual general meeting of the German Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS), Oliver Damer was elected the new Vice President.

The by-election to the executive committee of the association had become necessary due to the resignation of the previous vice president Nicole Oppermann, managing director at DSW Deutscher Schutz- und Wachdienst GmbH + Co. KG.

BDLS - Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies
Every year, more than 224 million passengers and 4.9 million tons of freight as well as hundreds of thousands of employees are checked and protected by more than 23,000 private security forces at German airports. The BDLS focus on the extensive activities of aviation and airport security, which the Aviation Security Act obliges aviation security authorities (§ 5 LuftSiG), airport operators (§ 8 LuftSiG) and airlines (§§ 9 and 9a LuftSiG).

“It is an honor to assume the role of Vice President. The BDLS currently represents 29 companies, especially in the complex and complicated air traffic environment, constant, intensive exchange and close and trusting cooperation are very important. I am proud to be able to contribute to that.” - Oliver Damer, Managing Director Germany at I-SEC.

Click here for more information and the press release of the BDLS.

A milestone in the takeover and management of aviation security checks at #Frankfurt Airport: future security service providers selected FraSec, I-SEC, and Securitas to perform passenger screening at Frankfurt Airport on behalf of Fraport AG starting 2023.

From January 1, 2023, FraSec Luftsicherheit GmbH (FraSec), I-SEC Deutsche Luftsicherheit SE & Co. KG (I-SEC) and Securitas Aviation Service GmbH & Co. KG (Securitas) carry out passenger screening at Frankfurt Airport on behalf of Fraport AG.

"We are pleased that we have now been able to conclude the award process. This marks an important milestone in taking over the security checks from 2023. With FraSec, I-SEC, and Securitas, we are gaining experienced companies in the aviation security industry. We are looking forward to working together under new conditions" says Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm, Executive Board member responsible for Aviation and Infrastructure.

From January 1 of next year, I-SEC will check all departing passengers in the future. The personnel of the contracted security companies will carry out the checks on behalf of Fraport AG, but in accordance with federal guidelines and under the supervision of the federal police. The employees who are deployed must meet the official requirements and qualifications.

 

The Board of I-SEC International is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Gebbeken as Group Chief Operating Officer, effective February 1, 2022.

In this role, Andrea will be responsible for the overall operations within the I-SEC Group and will work with the Subsidiary Managers and the I-SEC International Management Team to implement the strategic vision and achieve operational excellence across all our subsidiaries.
Andrea brings over 20 years of management experience with a successful track record in senior positions, up to CEO and supervisory board member level, in challenging environments like transport infrastructure, retail/catering and mergers & acquisition. Andrea joins us from Munich Airport, where she worked as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, she had the overall responsibility for developing business units and subsidiaries such as Group Security, Quality, IT & Digitalisation and the airport retail and catering activities. Prior to this position, she worked as Head of regional unit North at Deutsche Bahn Station & Service, where she had the overall responsibility for the operations of 7 regional offices with approx. 650 railway stations.
Andrea also worked as Chief Executive Officer at Tirana International Airport in Albania, where she had the overall responsibility for the operations and development of the airport, in line with the concession agreement granted by the Albanian State.

The appointment of Group COO marks a new phase for I-SEC as a Group.
"I'm pleased with the arrival of Andrea at I-SEC," says CEO Rom Shaked. "She will further strengthen the International Management Team. We will gladly benefit from her international experience and operational expertise."

 

ICTS International N.V., the sole shareholder of I-SEC International Security B.V., has appointed Rom Shaked as CEO of I-SEC as of January 1, 2022. Shaked, who has been employed by ICTS since 2015 in various executive positions, will combine his position of Managing Director at ICTS and CEO of I-SEC. Till the end of December 2021, Rom acted als Deputy CEO of I-SEC.

Rom takes over the responsibilities from Mart Vergouwen, who had been I-SEC’s CEO since 2019.

"I am excited and honored to lead I-SEC in its next phase. Supported by a team of highly skilled professionals, we will continue on our mission to make the world safer by ensuring excellence in security,” says Shaked. “I would like to thank Mart Vergouwen for his dedication and the outstanding job in getting I-SEC where it is today".

 

I-SEC strives to be the first choice to offer security solutions with a high level of customer service. This unique approach strengthens our position in the global market and is practiced by our frontlines in the operations who display their professionality on a daily basis.

In The Netherlands, A passenger at Schiphol Airport wrote a complimenting letter to our CEO.

June 2021
In Spain, the team that leads lost and found at Barajas Airport in Madrid displays on a daily basis that they adhere to I-SEC’s core principles under challenging circumstances, by being kind, efficient, and professional throughout.

We recently received a letter from a passenger praising our employee's.

May 2021
We are happy to announce that I-SEC International Security B.V. successfully passed the certification audit for ISO 27001:2017.

The ISO27001:2017 certification proves that I-SEC International Security provides requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Moreover, it gives confidence to our employees and clients and also shows the world that we have an international discipline in our business model and handling of data.

The I-SEC Group provides suitable solutions for all matters concerning advanced security services worldwide.

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