KK Security picks ex-G4S boss to guide its expansion
Posted Thursday, July 19 2012 at 20:02
KK Security has appointed the former head of rival firm G4S East Africa as its commercial director in what is set to raise the stakes in Kenya’s private security business.
Adam Miller, former regional managing director of G4S East Africa, will help to strengthen KK’s product range like cash-in-transit services — where it trails its rivals — and enter into new products.
“Miller will drive the introduction of new security products in Kenya and in the region,” James Omwando, KK’s Group CEO said without giving details. “There are a number of products we are not offering and we want to have them in all the markets we operate in,” he added.
Mr Miller, who holds an MBA from Henley Management College, held the managing director’s position in G4S East Africa from 2009 and served in the security firm’s UK office from 2004.
KK Security and G4S East Africa have been locked in vicious battle for control of the regional security market with their focus on corporates and diplomatic organisations. And KK will be betting on his inside knowledge of the rival to gain market share.
Last year, KK Security acquired the operations of G4S in Rwanda. This came after G4S lost its prize client — the American Embassy — to KK Security, prompting it to cede its Kigali operations to its rival.