Gavriel Schneider is the CEO of the Risk 2 Solution group, founder of Presilience & program director at ACU, chair, and member of the Global Advisory Committee at Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM), and a keynote speaker.
Risk 2 Solution is a group of companies that focus on providing solutions in the Risk, Culture and Management, Safety, Security, Medical, Consulting, Intelligence, and Education sectors.
Gavriel was born and raised in South Africa. He is trained in martial arts and has been the student of Dr. Dennis Hanover (Grandfather of Israeli Martial Arts). He holds a degree in Marketing Management and has done a master's and Ph.D. in Security Risk. His first job was as a Self Defence trainer. In 2001 at the age of 23, he set up his business in South Africa, where he worked with the government and corporations. Later he established his business in Australia.
He has successfully conducted his business in over 17 countries and authored the bestselling book Can I See your Hands: A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience, and Security.
- For the last ten years, he has been building Australia's leading integrated risk business that focuses on the non-financial risk area.
- The most terrible business practice is when people think, “My risk is all good because my internal people tell me it is.”
- How can we stop separating the way we tackle opportunity from the way we stop bad things happening?
- He has been a student of Dr. Dennis Hanover (Grandfather of Israeli Martial Arts).
- His company has trained the executive protection team of Standard Bank (World's largest global emerging market bank)
- His company has trained the Prime Minister of Kenya's protection team, the President of Equatorial Guinea’s protection team, and has ongoing contracts with special units of countries in Africa and Southeast Asia.
- They offer a broad range of assurance, audit, assessment services, training or governance support, etc.
- The strategic part of risk management.
- The difference between a simple or complicated operating environment is the ability to forecast what could go wrong and control it
- We need a different type of leadership to create a high-performance environment in Australia and Third World countries.
- We need to teach everybody to lead and follow, not one or the other.
- How should businesses respond to situations like COVID-19?
- He shares some COVID incident reviews his company has done for clients.
- Pre-disruption is the place where the business wants to return.
- How to take advantage of even the worst disruption?
- We need to start changing the way people think about hierarchy and leadership.
- This is the best time Australian businesses have ever had to start changing the way our workforces operate, think and move.
- We'll need decades of work to make up for the loss of empathy, body language, understanding, and humanistic capability that we've lost in the lockdown.
- It's not a time for risk adversity, where we pull in and say, I'm not doing anything. It's a time for balanced decision-making.