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The Security Event

8 - 10 April 2025 | NEC Birmingham, UK


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Riyaz Somani

Riyaz Somani

Head of Security and Co-Chair of the Public Space Security (PSS) Group, The British Library

Riyaz has a diverse background working for museum security, corporate security, London Olympic security, managing the decanting projects for three national museums, and monitoring disaster recovery & rehabilitation efforts of over 200 NGOs after an earthquake in India. He is a strategic planner and goal-oriented leader of a multicultural team specialising in physical security, emergency response and disaster recovery. His current role as Head of Security for The British Library involves devising security strategy and taking authority and responsibility to develop, implement and execute the operational and tactical goals. As Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Welfare with IPSA, he has been the stimulus for a productive discussion on front-line personnel and media relations at the British Library. These initiatives are just part of Riyaz's larger mission to increase awareness and understanding of EDI&W issues in the security sector.


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