The traveling executive is becoming much more common now that the pandemic is in the rearview mirror. And when they travel, politicians, celebrities, dignitaries, professional athletes, and top-level business executives all share one thing in common: they often need executive protection.
Often these people are at risk because they are very wealthy. But when it comes to politicians and business executives, they may also be at risk because they have access to confidential government or corporate information that other governments are more than willing to pay for.
Further, many traveling executives view these corporate trips as an opportunity to show their families faraway places. But traveling with their families means the entire family’s safety and well-being could be at risk when they travel.
The Situation with the Traveling Executive
A top-level executive at a Canadian brokerage firm planned a business meeting and vacation in Rio de Janeiro. For most of us taking this trip, the key concerns would be lining up hotels, airfare, packing, getting the kids in the car, and off to the airport.
However, this traveling executive and his firm were aware of the vulnerabilities he and his family might face in Rio. While beautiful, warm, and exciting, the U.S. Department of State advises Americans traveling to Rio to “exercise increased caution due to crime.”
The Advisory goes on to say:
“There is a severe risk of crime in Rio de Janeiro. Violent crimes such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, assault, and kidnapping are frequent. Opportunistic street crimes such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, and smash-and-grab theft from vehicles and storefronts are a constant concern. These acts occur in all areas of the city at any time throughout the year.”
The Advisory adds:
“Criminals often target their victims due to perceived wealth, position (referring to who they are or what they do), and the victim’s lack of awareness.”
Enter TAL Global
This is when TAL Global comes into the picture. The executive and his firm hired TAL Global to provide 24/7 protection for this family in Brazil. This involved:
- Placing two highly skilled executive protection specialists to travel with the family
- Helping plan the family’s outings with security and safety in mind
- Monitoring their activities closely enough to ensure their safety but at a great enough distance to ensure their privacy.
Why TAL Global?
During our nearly 30 years in business, executive protection has long been one of the critical services provided by TAL Global. During that time, TAL Global has earned one of the most impressive and respected reputations in the industry regarding all forms of security, including executive protection.
Our team includes emergency preparedness, security and risk management, information security, and counterterrorism experts. As to our client, the Canadian executive, we are pleased to say, he and his family had a safe and delightful trip from start to finish.
Please feel free to talk to us for more information on our services.