Sydney Gliserman

Associate Director

Lagos

Sydney manages operations and consulting delivery as part of Control Risks’ crisis and security consulting department in Francophone West Africa. She oversees the provision of guarding, close protection, journey management, and crisis management services for a range of clients, and delivers consultancy work in the crisis and security space in the region. Sydney is based in Dakar, Senegal. 

  • Africa
  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity Strategy Planning
  • Operational Security Management
  • Security Consulting & Planning

Sydney manages operations and consulting delivery as part of Control Risks’ crisis and security consulting department in Francophone West Africa. She oversees the provision of guarding, close protection, journey management, and crisis management services for a range of clients, and delivers consultancy work in the crisis and security space in the region. Sydney is based in Dakar, Senegal. 


Sydney’s recent projects include:
  • Conducting a review of crisis management response to the COVID-19 pandemic for a renewable power generation company in Europe and across Africa
  • Delivering security vulnerability assessments for project sites in Senegal and Mauritania for a client in the petroleum industry
  • Developing a security risk assessment and risk treatment plan to support a pre-feasibility study for a renewable energy project in Cameroon
  • Managing ongoing, multi-year provision of guarding, personal protection and secure transport for multiple clients in Senegal and Mauritania


Before joining Control Risks, Sydney’s previous role was as Business Resilience Manager for Heathrow airport, where she managed their crisis management structure and training and exercise agenda, including the planning of large-scale live exercises on site.  She previously worked for Control Risks as an embedded consultant within a large US-based hospitality client, focused on crisis management, crisis management technology, and security policy and procedures. In addition, Sydney held several roles with Control Risks’ and International SOS, working on travel security analysis and operations, often with a focus on West and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Sydney is a Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP) and holds a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and degrees from Northeastern University (B.A. International Affairs, Middle East Studies) and University College London (MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience). Sydney works in French and English.

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