Winners of the 2022 Germany Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) – sponsored by TEAM Software by WorkWave – have been announced.
Security professionals gathered at Hannover Zoo to celebrate the very best from across the sector with dinner and a presentation event hosted by ASW Bundesverband (Alliance for Security in Business).
In attendance was Professor Martin Gill, founder of the awards who commented: “Again this year we have seen the excellent work that is being done to safeguard people, places and property. The OSPAs provide an independent platform to showcase excellence and outstanding performance across the sector ensuring that those who contribute to maintaining high standards are recognized and rewarded.” He continued: “All those that were selected as finalists and winners demonstrated that they really are the very best and should feel extremely proud.”
The 2022 winners are:
Outstanding In-House Security Team
Global Security Situation and Business Resilience Team – Continental AG
Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Karsten Grießhammer – BioNTech SE
Outstanding Security Company (Guarding)
Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Cyber Security Awareness Program, Juliana Bornato – Evonik Industries AG
Outstanding Security Partnership
TAPA EMEA – ASW West und Norddeutschland
Comments from our winners:
“The pandemic, geopolitical developments and the consequences of climate change pose a major challenge to companies. Economic protection can be part of the solution and is an asset that is realized by government support but especially by the security managers in the companies. It is really great to get the international recognition through the OSPAs in this security management function and it was a great honor for me to receive the award among the very strong finalists! The event at Hannover Zoo was in a great atmosphere and together with my team we really enjoyed the evening and the opportunity to network.”
Karsten Grießhammer, Senior Director Global Security & Protection, BioNTech SE
Thanks go to ASW for partnering with the OSPAs to deliver the event, headline sponsor TEAM Software by WorkWave, and all the supporting associations, judges and media partner ISJ International.