About the Speaker
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    Christopher Sanders
    President, The Palatin Group LTD

    Mr. Sanders is currently the President of The Palatin Group LTD, an intelligence and corporate security advisory headquartered in Arlington, VA with offices in Bratislava, Slovakia and Zurich, Switzerland with partner offices around the globe. A seasoned security management consultant and executive with over 25 years of domestic and international management and consulting experience across a broad spectrum of professional disciplines in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Sanders primary responsibility at The Palatin Group is to lead diverse teams of technology, security and corporate professionals supporting clients in the functional areas of Corporate Security; Business Intelligence; Security Technology Integration; Professional Services and Management Consulting; Global Investigations; Diligence; Risk Management, Policy Development and Vulnerability Assessments.

    As a member of the firm’s senior leadership team, Mr. Sanders directs the development, implementation and execution of strategic solutions and corporate strategy, global business development, and compliance.

    Mr. Sanders’ government experience includes over 15 years providing Senior Operations and Program Management consultant services to the US Government across numerous national and international programs. Served as a US Department of Defense senior advisor/mentor to Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff, managing technology acquisition and integration in support of international military, intelligence, and law enforcement efforts. These efforts supported countering insurgent networks internally and trans-nationally utilizing specialized methods and technologies to effectively integrate information sharing amongst direct action units. Mr. Sanders also advised senior leadership of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol in Tucson, Arizona on program management of border control issues involving technology integration in support of counter-smuggling and counter-terrorism operations.

    Mr. Sanders is a retired Lieutenant from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington DC. His duties included commander of Special Operations units to include criminal intelligence unit dealing with recruitment of human sources, As a member of the international efforts in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and Kuwait, designed and managed implementation of complex criminal intelligence gathering, counter intelligence, anti-smuggling and crime prevention programs with UN and NATO and host nation government clients, as well as directing design and execution of adult learning management systems and programs for local and international forces.

    In the private sector, Mr. Sanders served in international management consulting and advisory capacities for clients in the banking, finance, energy, legal, hospitality and technology industries to include Credit Suisse, St. James Place Bank, Gaylord Entertainment, Saudia Airlines, DynCorp International, Sargent & Lundy, and numerous other SMBs and NGOs internationally.

    Mr. Sanders has an MBA in Business Management and BSBA in International Business Finance from the American University in Washington, DC and studied abroad at the University of North London and London School of Economics. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) while being experienced in best practices of program and project management. Previous public sector clients have included the United Nations, NATO, US Departments of State, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Fluent in English, Conversant in Spanish and Slovak.