About Pablo Weisz

Regional Security Manager, International SOS

Pablo is Regional Security Manager based in Houston, TX. In Pablo’s current role he is charged with working very closely with Energy, Mining and Infrastructure clients throughout the region to address their particular travel security and evacuation needs. Prior to this role, Pablo was the Regional Information Manager for the Americas Regional Security Center based in Philadelphia.

Pablo travels extensively in the Americas region for information collection purposes and for the production of evacuation planning and delivery of security awareness training. Most recently he was part of the Philadelphia Crisis Management Team that coordinated evacuations out of Haiti, Egypt, Libya and Japan.

Prior to joining Travel Security Services, Pablo worked as a Senior Consultant for Control Risks in Mexico City and Sao Paulo. His responsibilities included the production and delivery of in-depth security management solutions, threat assessments and preventive security training for local and international clients. His projects ran the gamut of crisis and security consulting, from the assessment and pre-event consultation phase to the implementation and post-event response and analysis.

Pablo holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he worked for the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Mexico: Are Companies Changing their Risk Approach?

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In 2010, as violence in Mexico was reaching a crescendo, we asked decision makers from more than 300 international firms conducting business there about their concerns. At that time, more than half (52 percent) said concerns over violence led their firms to scale back operations. Read full blog post »

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Travel Projected to Increase in 2014, Areas of Concern Identified

According to attendees of a recent webinar – which included travel and security directors and other decision-makers – travel this year is expected to increase. That’s really no surprise, as companies continue to explore the emerging markets in Asia and South America and Africa. Read full blog post »

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Top Travel Tips to Stay Safe and Secure While Abroad

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When embassies closed last week after U.S. government warnings of a potential terrorist attack, conversations among tourists, business travelers, and expatriates took a serious turn. With the threat level elevated, tourists and business travel managers wanted to know: Exactly how safe is it out there these days? Read full blog post »

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Travel to Mexico: Real vs. Perceived Threats

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Participants in the International SOS Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study ranked Mexico as the most dangerous place to do business, above countries like Iraq, Nigeria and even Afghanistan. That begs the question about risk perception vs. reality about a country that, for the most part and in the majority of its territory, offers a benign business traveler environment. Read full blog post »

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Security in Mexico: Perceived vs. Real Threats

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Participants in the Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study ranked Mexico as the most dangerous place to do business, above countries like Iraq, Nigeria and even Afghanistan. That begs the question about risk perception vs. reality and why Mexico could be seen as a dangerous business environment. Read full blog post »

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