UNITED KINGDOM / EUROPEAN UNION
UNITED KINGDOM / EUROPEAN UNION

ATIF AMIN

Director Critical Risk Division • U.K. / EU

Formerly Assistant Director of HM Customs & Excise. Mr. Amin began his career in government at age 22 by enlisting in the British Royal Navy. Mr. Amin qualified as a Helicopter Pilot and was commissioned as an Officer holding the rank of Sub-lieutenant (2nd Lieutenant). Upon his Honorable Discharge, Mr. Amin took his first of several positions with Her Majesty's Customs and Excise Office in London, where he began as a Divisional Support Manager. This position afforded Mr. Amin infrastructure knowledge that would prove beneficial as he climbed the ladder of achievement. After proving himself, Mr. Amin was recruited into the National Investigation Service (NIS) of HM Customs where Mr. Amin became devoted to criminal investigations and prosecution of criminals involved in Terrorism, Narcotics Smuggling and Trafficking, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and Arms Trafficking. As Mr. Amin’s experience grew, he advanced to Covert Policy Manager. Now responsible for writing policy and implementing effective changes to procedures and practices, he was responsible for liaising with foreign governments and advising them on covert investigative techniques while simultaneously conducting covert investigations abroad. Working on a team of like-minded professionals, Mr. Amin was able to add multi-division supervisory experience to his long list of attributes. Mr. Amin reached the second highest level within HM Customs as Assistant Director.

PHILIP CUMMINGS

European Law Enforcement Liaison • U.K. / EU

Mr. Cumming has spent just over 18 years with Europol based in The Hague, Netherlands. His experience far exceeds the position of Director of Operations of EC3 Cyber Intelligence. His area of expertise lies within the cyber sector of high-tech crimes, payment fraud, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, counterfeit goods, and other major crimes.

Mr. Cummings earned his degree in Computer Science, with a sub-degree in Political Science from the University of Cambridge while entering UOTC University Officers Training Corps before enlisting Her Majesty's Royal Army. Mr. Cummings physical aptitude matched his intellect which was proven when he successfully graduated form the Centre for Army Leadership and was commission as a sublieutenant. His thirst for knowledge was matched with his love for adventure and was qualified to enter Special Forces training which led to being commission to Her Majesty's Special Air Service (SAS 21). Mr. Cumming, proved his skills and began refining his skill set in cyber warfare.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Royal Army, Mr Cumming sought out a role in Her Majesty's Special Intelligence Service where he worked closely with other cyber crime professionals building a reputation for creativity and innovation. Chiefly responsible for defense hack and grey hat operations, he was able to help create the infastructure that is presently in use.

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ASIA PACIFIC
ASIA PACIFIC
ASIA PACIFIC

PHILIP CURLEWIS

Special Activities Division • Asia Pacific

Mr. Curlewis is based in the Hong Kong SAR and oversees operations in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen), Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, S. Korea and Taiwan. He has over 31 years of experience in the fields of both investigative and security services, firstly as a member of the British Royal Military Police working in an Interpol Joint Task Force for over 20 years, then for the past 23 years operating in the private sector within the Asia Pacific region. He has personally handled or supervised over 19,000 assignments in the region covering a wide range of topics; from executive/VIP protection, crisis management, Kidnap and ransom, site security evaluations, hostage recovery, high worth product escort, event security (board meetings, offsite meetings, brand events), VIP protection training, premium guard training, internal/external fraud, commercial due diligence, background/asset checks, individual vetting/profiling, insurance fraud, boiler room operations, money laundering, market entry assessments, Intellectual Property Rights protection/anti-counterfeiting enforcement, matters in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India and Pakistan.

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