About Alex Puig

Regional Security Director, Americas, International SOS

Alex Puig, Regional Security Director, Americas, is responsible for managing security assistance and consultancy services, including the monitoring and analysis of political and security events, the provision of security advice and the coordination of security assistance and evacuation operations. In addition, he oversees a regional team of security specialists who conducts security risk assessments, crisis management plans, and security and crisis training.

Prior to this role, Mr. Puig was the Manager of International Assets Protection at Target Corporation. In this position, he was responsible for standards and oversight of Target’s international traveler and expatriate security program as well as all physical security standards covering the company’s international locations and employees. In addition, Mr. Puig was responsible for managing Target’s international supply chain security process within the context of the U.S. government’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

In the early stages of his career, Mr. Puig worked for the Central Intelligence Agency serving as an operations officer in the Clandestine Service. Thereafter, Mr. Puig held positions at various multi-national corporations and a security consulting firm managing crisis situations; leading supply chain management initiatives across multiple countries; and overseeing executive protection, physical and asset security, international investigations and information security management.

Mr. Puig holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Operations Management from Thunderbird’s Global School of International Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. He is also a graduate of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) Leadership Program at Georgetown University. Mr. Puig speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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