As the Head of Counter-terrorism at the International Executive Security Academy (IESA), I am honored to be part of an industry that challenges and empowers us to make a tangible impact. For us, executive protection transcends mere profession—it’s a calling that propels us to strive for excellence, innovate relentlessly, and evolve continuously to ensure the safety and security of those under our care.

At IESA, we take immense pride in establishing the gold standard for executive protection. Our academy isn’t just a training facility; it’s a dynamic environment where the finest minds in security, including our exceptional instructors, converge to refine their skills and elevate their craft. From mastering the nuances of threat assessment to navigating intricate security landscapes, our expert instructors meticulously crafted our curriculum to equip our students with the knowledge and expertise essential for success in the field.

But beyond technical prowess, our instructors instill in our students a mindset of resilience, adaptability, and unwavering dedication to their mission. In the realm of executive protection, every decision carries weight, every action is consequential, and the stakes are always high.

What truly distinguishes IESA is our unwavering commitment to innovation and staying ahead of the curve. As threats evolve and adversaries grow increasingly sophisticated, we recognize the paramount importance of embracing cutting-edge technologies, adopting best practices, and fostering a culture of continuous learning.

However, the exceptional individuals comprise IESA—a community of passionate, driven professionals led by our outstanding instructors—who share a collective purpose: to protect and serve with honor, integrity, and unwavering dedication.

As we embark on this journey together, let us never lose sight of the privilege and responsibility inherent in our roles within the executive protection industry. Let us rise to the challenges before us, seize the opportunities that lie ahead, and continue to push the boundaries of excellence in all endeavors.

Together, we are more than a security academy—we are a force for good, a beacon of hope, and a bulwark against adversity. Together, we will continue to lead the charge in executive protection, shaping the future of security and fostering a safer world for all.

Ricky Yazdani,

Head of International Executive Security Academy (IESA)