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Michael Aboud Chairman of Amalgamated Security Services Limited Receives Honorary Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from The University of Trinidad & Tobago

The University of Trinidad & Tobago honored our Chairman, Mr. Michael Aboud with a Honorary Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Wednesday November 08th, 2017.  Mr. Michael Aboud dedicates this Honorary Doctorate to his staff.

 Chairman’s Message to ASSL Staff 

Honorary Doctorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - University of Trinidad & Tobago, 2017

I am truly honored and humbled to have accepted this honorary doctoral degree for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). At the ceremony, the UTT orator did a splendid summarization of my work and accomplishments.

Let me admit that such achievements could not be an outcome of…… a one-man effort. It is rather the outcome of collective efforts of the people of who have been alongside me during my life’s journey: my family, fellow leaders, directors, executives and especially, the many dedicated men and women of Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL). It is on behalf of these people that I accepted this award. Allow me, therefore, to dedicate it to you, as your dedicated efforts and service must not go unrecognized. Special acknowledgment must also be given to ASSL's Executive Team and to The University, as the National University of Trinidad and Tobago, for its achievements and significant contributions to education and research.

When I was offered this Honorary Doctorate, I needed to understand why I might be worthy of such honor, then I reflected on my colourful and somewhat unusual journey of successes that bought me here today. I am far from being an academic achiever, however, I am a huge admirer of anyone who takes interest to such an extent that they become expert in their field. By this honour, I accept recognition of achieving expertise in the respective fields of the award.

As Chairman, Advisor and Director of many companies regionally, and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Security, I have always maintained focus and supported higher education and instilled the need for it by creating an environment for practical application of knowledge; I recognized the value of academic knowledge as a sound investment towards business improvement and self-actualization and, also established, participated and invested in several mentorship, recognition and award programs focused on self-improvement. I can tell you that we are a stronger, more educated and a community fixated set of organizations because of that drive towards academic achievement which has allowed us to exceed academic requirements within the various industries in which we operate, and in many instances, set higher benchmarks for the industry.

I am truly humbled to be recognized for my contribution to sound Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I am blessed and thankful for the opportunity to use my talent in a way that has benefited so many.

In summation, a good education is a foundation for guaranteeing a successful outcome and its value cannot be overstated; that, and hard work with sacrifices always pay off. A proper education is the tool to escape poverty, to obtain gainful employment, create wealth, raise the standard of living, and most of all, to empower the next generation to live better lives. The surest way to empower an individual is to educate him.

As I conclude my message I must say that I was honoured to have shared the stage with the 2017 graduates of UTT. I sincerely appreciate the conferring of this Honorary Doctorate degree upon me and will forever carry it with pride and humility and allow it to serve as a testament to the value of contributing to one’s community. And finally, I would like to say that our footprints on the sands of time which we leave behind as part of our legacy are often made with impressions of varying intensities and this one will surely last a lifetime.

Thank you

Michael Aboud
Chairman

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Congratulations Mr Michael Aboud Recipient of Honorary Doctorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awarded by the University of Trinidad & Tobago, 2017

 

Members of the Executive, Directors and Staff of Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) congratulate our Chairman and C.E.O. Michael Aboud, on his Award of Honorary Doctorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).

We are proud to publicly express that Mr. Aboud is laudable of such an honor, having had a remarkable series of successes, starting small and building his way to the top as a leader in private security. This award is the corporeal proof of three decades of pioneering business with unflinching and selfless dedication to employees and customers. While enjoying consistent progression and accomplishments, Mr. Aboud dedicatedly motivates our cadre of professionals towards achieving higher levels of academic, professional and personal development. Words such as groundbreaking, forward thinking and visionary cannot fully describe our Chairman’s exceptional approach to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Cognizant that Mr Aboud holds in high esteem anyone who strives to become expert in their field, this award from UTT attests to his level of personal accomplishment. We sincerely thank the University of Trinidad and Tobago for recognizing and attesting to our Chairman’s achievements and contribution to society.

Congratulations Mr Aboud! We all celebrate your achievement.

Amalgamated Security Services Limited Receives the STOW in Excellence Award 2017

Amalgamated Security Services Limited received the ‘Excellence in STOW Award’ at The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference & Tradeshow 2017 held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on January 24th, 2017.

The Energy Chamber publicly recognized the outstanding achievement of Amalgamated Security Services Limited in demonstrating a commitment to high health, safety and environment standards (HSE) in the organization in the year 2016. Mr. Eugene Tiah, Chairman, STOW Implementation Board presents the Excellence in STOW award to Ms. Tasha Lawerence HSEQ Coordinator of Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL).

Amalgamated Security Services Limited attained 100% compliance in each element of the Safe to Work (STOW) HSE requirements at the end of its STOW certification audit in 2016.

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Amalgamated Security Services Chairman, Michael Aboud Receives The 2016 ASIS Organizational Award of Merit

Amalgamated Security Services Limited, Chairman, Michael Aboud receives the 2016 ASIS Organizational Award of Merit at ASIS International Annual Seminar in Orlando, Miami.

During the seminar, three (3) companies were recognized by ASIS International Professional Certification Board (PCB) for their outstanding leadership and commitment to professional development in ASIS Board Certifications.

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