During the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games PUMA established an on-site venue as an ‘event base’ from which to conduct business, and provide hospitality for business VIP’s, sponsored athletes, entertainment celebrities, and implement brand promotional activities engaging the general public – it was in effect our ‘home away from home’. The mix of private and public programmes created a range of different issues and Keel Strategic provided security and risk management consultation services in our preparations leading up to the event. During the event itself Keel Strategic provided event and personal protection services for the Games highest profile and world’s most marketable athlete, i.e. Usain Bolt, entertainment artists and celebrities such as Cedella Marley, and various other high profile attendees including Royalty and well known business VIP’s. This was an extremely high exposure initiative on our behalf with the potential for significant problems – our interaction with Keel Strategic gave us the confidence to implement with confidence. Throughout the entire process of preparation and execution Keel Strategic were highly reliable, effective, responsive, discretionary and I have no hesitation in highly recommending their professional services and capabilities
Head of Business Development
Keel Strategic are supporting our business development in Iraq – forming an essential element of the integrated terminal project team. They have provided invaluable support and liaison with government agencies, security forces and local service providers, in addition they have ensured essential oversight and connectivity with our in country security organisation and providers. Not just thinkers, they really are problem solvers, ready to move things forward and help deliver activities on the ground.
BP Iraq Terminal Project Lead
We needed assistance with developing our ability to target cells. We needed people who understood this process and who had the latest experience in fighting some of the best organised terrorist cells in the world. Keel Strategic was recommended to us by trusted associates and worked with us to develop our capabilities to a level that we did not know, or appreciate, by guys who knew exactly what was required. The Keel Strategic team was extremely impressive in their delivery and their whole programme was exactly what we needed and was cost effective
South American Nation’s Specialist Law Enforcement Commander
We could not find another company with the niche expertise that the people from Keel Strategic possessed. The programme was completely designed around our very specific requirements and delivered discretely by consummate professionals
Middle East Nation’s Special Forces Commander
Keel Strategic has been engaged in a long term, significant, extremely complicated and dangerous investigation on behalf of our global organization. They have been required to quickly master the intricacies and complexities of a worldwide logistics and transportation network, governed by rigid contractual and legal standards and have done an exemplary job. In addition, in order to compile the necessary information they have been required to spend significant amounts of time in a very dangerous war torn and terrorist country.
The results to date have been extremely satisfactory. Their responsiveness, quality of work product, presentations skills and interpersonal skills are best in class. I look forward to our continued relationship and give the guys at Keel Strategic highest recommendation.
VP & General Counsel
Following a competitive tender process, Keel Strategic was contracted by our Company to establish a 200 strong locally manned security force in a very short timeframe, and working to a new and untested set of government regulations and systems. Keel Strategic managed to achieve their objective faster than expected and at less cost, due to the extraordinary quality of its staff. Most notable was their diplomacy and tact during negotiations with government officials, their ability to motivate and inspire the new security staff, whilst anticipating the needs of our new company as we started operations in a relatively hostile and physically testing environment. They proved to be a first class choice at a very demanding time: no nonsense experienced professionals and at the right price.
Mining and Minerals Exploration CEO
Keel Strategic have worked very closely and successfully with our business development team in Afghanistan, assisting with operational planning, leading on government and local liaison and advising on risk and appropriate security measures. Their small team of consultants have become invaluable to operations and their insight highly sought and valued.
Afghanistan Project Lead
The Keel Strategic team has been delivering integral and invaluable support to the Linx Investment portfolio throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia Region since 2011. Their experts have been supporting across our investment decision making processes, assisting our clients with a broad spectrum of emerging market facilitation, advising on regional and local risks and mitigation measures while developing and nurturing strong regional relations on our behalf. Their unique blend of expertise and ability to operate and interact regionally and locally at multiple levels has produced first rate results every time regardless of task, environment or threat.
Sheikh Samir A.S.Mirdad
CEO Linx Investments LLC
A substantial number of Keel Strategic team deployed to deliver an urgent and specific requirement in support of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan. Their expertise and experience in working within the region was evident and impressive and the end result was higher standard than we had thought possible. Our working relationship was strong and one of respect and understanding. They are by far the most professional training company we have had experience of working with and they come with my highest recommendation.
Chief of Staff, Ministry of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan