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...

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