• Corporate Security Consultant
• Tutor - Burrill Green Corporate Security Business School
• Security Leadership Recruitment Selection Panel for positions in Russia and the CIS
Alexander Akimov joined BurrillGreen in December 2013.
He is a former lieutenant colonel of Soviet/Russian special services with extensive experience in counterintelligence and antiterrorism.
In 1996, he joined British American Tobacco as a senior security manager and held responsibilities for the business security of the company's activities in the South, Volga, Urals and Central regions of Russia, and also in Ukraine and Belarus. From 2002 to 2006, he exercised special responsibility for BAT anti-illicit trade activities in Russia; a most successful period: several counterfeit production lines and warehouses were seized, successful trans-border operation was realized (the controlled delivery of counterfeit cigarettes from Russia to Czech Republic).
He was, in 2005 and 2006, the first security manager from Russia to complete the International Security Management Association (ISMA) Leadership Course which is organized by ISMA and the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
From 2006, Alexander held senior security positions in a number of different companies in which he excelled in business security intelligence, threat identification and risk assessment, integrated security management, investigations, and the management of crises.
Since 2010, he has been an independent security consultant supporting many Russian and multinational companies. In this period, his main activities have been security audits and reviews, investigations and business security due diligence.
Throughput his corporate career, Alexander has been at the forefront of bringing to Russia and the CIS an understanding that, with appropriate development, business integrated security can enable business and enhance corporate reputation and governance, as well as provide traditional protection.
burrill green publications
value from security
This book "Value From Security" demonstrates what security's real capabilities are, and what needs to be done to realise them. The experiences presented have occurred in real organisations, globally, that are reaping the rewards of being at the vanguard of this new approach to security management.
crossing the line
"Crossing The Line" is about crossing the very real line that separates the worlds of public and private security and risk management. It is a guide for key players who are thinking of switching sectors and roles and moving from one kind of organisation and operating culture to another often significantly different one.
The book, which contains and draws upon a thesis on interrogation by David Burrill, sets a contemporary context surveying ways that truth and lies are increasingly entwined and legitimised to support behaviour that is unjustifiable and offers hope through the application of some humane principles.
career Transition Success
How to make successful transitions between public and private sectors in corporate security and risk management, it is a guide for key players, especially at senior level. There are lessons for all potential movers and for those needing to find, keep and develop outstanding talent.