Who We Are

ISJ Leaders in Security Conference 2022

Hosted by Centurian Media Ltd, ISJ’s Leaders In Security Conference will bring together leading figures from the Middle East security industry to deliver a high class business forum that focuses on business strategy, latest trends, regulations and innovations from the region.

Taking place at The Grosvenor Hotel, Dubai Marina, this in-person conference will focus on the most important topics and verticals from the commercial security sector, with expert commentary and views provided by the likes of SIRA, ASIS International, The Security Institute and a host of high profile influencers.


Our Team

Meet our Advisory Panel

John Cowling

John Cowling

Conference Chair

John has been based in the Middle East region since 2005 with a career spanning over 30 years. He considers himself fortunate to be regularly deployed across the Middle East region and into Africa, Asia and Europe delivering practical security risk consulting solutions at strategic, tactical and operational levels for culturally diverse organisations typically across critical infrastructure, government and transportation sectors but with a wide experience also extending to construction, mega projects and management consulting.

He has qualifications in security and risk management, project management, investigations, aviation and maritime security which are included in his journey for continuous professional development. He regularly writes articles and hosts video interviews for International Security Journal.

Khaled Al Hussein

Major General (Rtd)

Khaled Al-Husseini

Founder, Musanadah Security Consultants

Major General (Rtd) Khaled Al-Husseini is a senior MOI Security officer with a career spanning 37+ years. During his successful career with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of interior, Khaled led operations within the Special Security Forces and the Facility Security Forces.

After retiring from the Saudi Ministry of interior, Khaled founded the security consultancy firm “Musanadah Security Consultants” which is regularly engaged by Saudi commercial and government organisations as a MOI licensed security specialist and problem solver.

Dana Haubold

Dana Haubold

Senior Security Planning Specialist,
Nawah Energy Company

Dana Haubold is a Business, Security and Risk Professional with 15 years of experience in various industries such as events, sports, design & engineering and nuclear energy, predominantly in the Middle East.

Dana’s professional focus areas are Security Risk Assessments and Management for Physical, Information and Cybersecurity, Security Strategy and Design and Business Continuity Management. She is an advocate for Security Convergence and has therefore completed several leading security certifications in various domains, including the CSMP, CISSP and CBCI.

Dana has also joined the Middle East Members Group of The Security Institute, which is the regional representation of the UK’s largest membership body of security professionals.

Adam Green

Adam Green

Middle East and Large Events Security Specialist

Adam Green is a Security Operations Manager and proven security leadership professional. He is a business enabler and Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP). Adam has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry and has worked across six continents, he has been based in the UAE for 11 years.

Dr Athol Yates

Dr Athol Yates

Acting Head, Institute for International and Civil Security, Khalifa University

Dr Athol Yates works at the Institute for International and Civil Security, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, teaching internal security, disaster management and public policy. 

His research focuses on the UAE public policy decision making, machinery of government, UAE security structure and organisations and UAE history. He has a particular interest in military, policing and intelligence history of the UAE.

His major recent publications are:

• The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (2020)

• Naval Force of Abu Dhabi 1967-1976 (2019)

• The Military and Police Forces of the Trucial States and United Arab Emirates 1951-1980 (2018)

Yacine Benamane

Yacine Benamane CPP

Security Manager, Unilever North Africa & Middle East

Yacine Benamane CPP is a trained and qualified crisis and business risk senior manager with a breadth of corporate security experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. Yacine has extensive experience in providing the businesses he has supported with robust and effective business continuity planning, crisis management and resilience strategies and programs.

He is currently a Regional Security Manager based in Dubai leading Unilever Supply Chain Risk Management and resilience in the Middle East and North Africa.

Yacine is a member of the Security Institute, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and ASIS as a Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Chapter.


Matthew Bull

Editor, International Security Journal

Matthew Bull is the Editor of International Security Journal and Security Journal UK. He has been covering the global security industry for more than 5 years and maintains a regular and close personal contact with a wide range of the sector’s leading figures. Matthew has appeared on several thought leadership webinars and panel discussions.