It is hard for me to write this, but I felt like I need to say something about Shimon. Shimon was my former manager, a colleague and a friend.
Shimon was killed last Sunday when his Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed after takeoff.
Despite the short time we have known each other, he left a lasting impression on me.
When we met a year and a half ago, I met someone with enormous experience and knowledge in the security industry – both governmental and private. We had a lot of discussions, and some arguments, but always with a willingness to listen and to understand, and to share.
But above all, I met a very kind and generous man.
He will be missed...