professional & academic experience

SUMMARY

Amaury is a security and operations professional with 15 years’ experience in international security, crisis, and business continuity analysis, planning, and management in the academic, private, and NGO humanitarian aid & development sectors.  As a subject matter expert on NGO safety and security, Amaury is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been interviewed by CNN, WJLA, Voice of America, The Guardian, Reuters, Stars and Stripes, and other news outlets, and serves(d) on the Boards of numerous US Government working groups and associations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Independent Consultant | Washington, DC Area | March 2015 – Present

Global Risk, Security, Crisis, Business Continuity, & Operations Management

International Relief & Development (IRD) | Arlington, VA | July 2011 – March 2015

Deputy Director, Risk Management & Global Security

Creative Associates |  Washington, DC | September 2009 – June 2011

Technical Manager, Security & Field Operations

Project Startup Team Leader

Acting Deputy Chief of Party, Operations

CHF International | Silver Spring, MD | March – September 2009

Security Program Officer

Control Risks | Washington, DC | September 2005 – December 2008

Operations Coordinator

Center for Nonproliferation Studies | Monterey, CA | May – September 2005

Research Analyst

Control Risks | Los Angeles, CA | May 2004 – May 2005

Associate

Canadian Consulate General | Shanghai, China | October 2001

Media Liaison, Asia Pacific Economic Conference Meeting (APEC)

Marcus Evans | Shanghai, China | January – October 2001

Project Manager

Strategic Intelligence | Beijing, China | March – November 2000

Marketing & Business Development Manager

CNN | Beijing, China | October 1999 – March 2000

Production Associate

Asia Pacific Media Network | Los Angeles, CA | July – September 1999

Research Associate

University of California, Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara, CA | September 1998 – June 1999

Research & Teaching Assistant

Pacific Basin Institute | Santa Barbara, CA | January – June 1997

Research Assistant

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Certificate in Project Management

Washington, DC | September 2008 – January 2009

 

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Monterey Institute of International Studies

M.A. International Policy Studies; Emphasis: The nexus between Security & Development, Terrorism and Transnational Crime

Monterey, CA | September 2003 – May 2005

 

UCSB

University Of California, Santa Barbara

B.A. International Relations; Minors: East Asian Cultural Studies (Chinese); Global Peace & Security

Santa Barbara, CA | January 1996 – June 1999

 

Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

Certificate, Mandarin Chinese

Beijing, China | September 1997 – July 1998; September  1999 – February 2000

 

Tsing Hua University

Tsing Hua University

Certificate, Mandarin Chinese

Beijing, China | June 1997 – September 1997

 

 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & GOVERNMENT CLEARANCES

LANGUAGES

English: Native | French: Native | Mandarin Chinese: Proficient Spoken | Spanish: Working Knowledge

BOARD & ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

INSSA Logo, Square, Letters, Map, Halo, White back (PNG, 850 x 850)

International NGO Safety & Security Association (INSSA)

Co-founder; Secretary, Board of Directors

Washington, DC | April 2010 – Present

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International Development Working Group | Chair & Steering Committee Member | Washington, DC | March 2012 – Present

Pan-Asian Regional Council (PARC) | Steering Committee Member | Washington, DC | April 2013 – Present

 

American Mandarin Society, Door & Words (PNG, 800 x 800)

American Mandarin Society

Member, Board of Advisers

Washington, DC | June 2013 – Present

 

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Monterey Institute of International Studies

International Leadership Council  | Council Member| Monterey, CA | April 2010 – November 14

DC Alumni Association | Vice President, Operations | March 2014 – March 2014

 

INTERNATIONAL WORK & TRAVEL

Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, China, Dubai, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Mexico, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Singapore, South Sudan, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, West Bank, Yemen

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS