Keith Muras begun his career life as a professional economist in industry, after 8 years Keith moved from the rigours of economic analysis to join the British Diplomatic Service. In a distinguished career spanning 23 years, Keith worked in South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Jamaica (with responsibilities extending throughout the Western Caribbean), Zimbabwe, and Uganda. His focus was on international strategic political security and economic issues. Keith also spent time in the UK, seconded to the Ministry of Defence, assisting and advising on domestic and international terrorist threats.
Keith then moved to Corporate Security where, over an 11 year period, he established himself as a leading and accomplished security professional, holding senior positions with major international corporations, focusing on extractive and related engineering and support industries. These included Bechtel, and then ConocoPhillips as their Security Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, responsible for security processes for all regional business activities, including supporting compliance and due diligence investigations. He also participated in a number of industry and international security forums, including the EU, on protecting critical energy infrastructure. Keith then held the position of Global Security Director for General Electric’s oil and Gas Business. Reporting directly to top management.
With a focus on adding value and enabling business in difficult high-risk environments, Keith has had notable career successes in contributing to business development and activities on major and critical projects in regions as diverse as Azerbaijan, India, Nigeria (with operations in the Niger Delta), The North Sea, Qatar, Russia, Turkey, Yemen, and Venezuela, amongst others.
Keith also has competencies in French and Russian.