A hands-on professional who leads from the front, Christian West has developed and managed protection programs in more than 130 countries for high net-worth and Fortune 500 clients and has also directed security efforts for world tours for major artists and the world’s largest IPO.
In addition to his ongoing efforts to professionalize the executive protection industry through leadership roles in ASIS and the IPSB, Christian is a sought-after executive protection trainer and security advisor in Europe and the United States. An active blogger who has written dozens of blogs on executive protection, he is also the co-author of two Amazon best-selling books on executive protection: Corporate Executive Protection: An Introduction for Corporations And Security Professionals (2016) and Public figures, Private Lives: An Introduction to Protective Security for High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices (2018).
In 1998, Christian founded West Security, which became the leading provider of specialized security solutions in Scandinavia before being acquired by Dansikring, part of Securitas in 2001. Securitas was later acquired by G4S. Christian served as the manager of the Securitas Special Unit until 2003. He is the founder and former CEO of AS Solution, one of the world’s leading providers of executive protection and secure transportation services. AS Solution was acquired by SOS Security, which was int turn acquired by Allied Universal. Christian started AS Solution in 2003 because he couldn’t find an executive protection company he wanted to work for: the kind that replaces cookie-cutter security with a dedication to keeping clients safe – as well as happy and productive – all based on a solid understanding of the principal’s corporate culture and personal preferences. Christian founded Asgaard Technologies in 2017 to launch ProtectionManager, the world’s first app suite designed exclusively for the executive protection industry.