Kidnap & Ransom
In many regions of the world, kidnapping is big business. Corporate executives, engineers and their families have become the prize targets for criminals, guerrilla forces and dissidents. Incidents of kidnapping are on the rise, particularly with the knowledge that many people who operate in risky regions carry corporate insurance policies.
In South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, criminal and terrorist groups use kidnapping as a tool for fundraising.
How can Globe Risk International help your firm avoid this crime?
Our consultants are experts in the field of international terrorism. We know how these groups operate, how they select their targets and how they can be thwarted. Our staff have organized the security for heads of state and numerous other VIP's. We can design a program that lowers your exposure to this devastating crime.
A kidnap insurance policy is one method of addressing the kidnap threat. What is often left out of the policy, however, is the fact that the security consultants deployed to deal with a kidnap situation are working for the insurance company; not you. Globe Risk International is one of the few groups authorized by the major insurance carriers to represent your interests in a kidnap crisis.
Liabilities - you need preventative training and contingency plans
In any kidnap situation, corporations and government agencies risk many liabilities. In addition to a ransom payment, companies often find themselves the subject of expensive litigation from either the kidnap victims or their surviving families. From a corporate governance perspective, few companies can mount a credible defense without pre-incident advice from kidnap experts like Globe Risk International. If a company provides preventative training and creates contingency plans, families of a kidnap victim will feel assured that the company did its best to protect the people at risk, thereby minimizing the risk of litigation.
Globe Risk International consultants can teach your personnel to avoid ever having to suffer this event. Our comprehensive Kidnap & Ransom seminars can teach your personnel to:
- avoid exposing themselves as potential victims
- recognize the warning signs of a kidnap situation
- survive in the event of a kidnapping (know what to say, and not to say)
- assist negotiators and rescuers in your release
- prepare contingency plans to deal with these events