Principal Partner, Zoomiens Security Solutions
Dennis Amachree, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree from the California State University, and the ASIS Certificate for Security Executives from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, all in the United States of America.
Mr. Amachree retired from the Nigerian State Security Services (SSS) as Assistant Director (Investigations & Intelligence) in 1999 and went into Industrial Security, where he worked for Halliburton Energy Services, as Security Manager. In 2006 he was head-hunted into Addax Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited as Country Security Manager. In 2012 he was again head-hunted by the General Electric Company (GE) and hired as the first Senior Regional Security Director for Sub-Sahara Africa. During his years in GE, he traversed Sub-Sahara African countries, building the security infrastructures where GE has footprints. He started the security departments in Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroun. He retired from GE in 2014 and started Zoomlens Security Solutions, a security consultancy in Lagos.
Mr. Amachree was Chairman of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International), Nigeria Chapter 206 in 2000 and later appointed the Regional Vice President (Region 44 – West & Central Africa) in 2006. During this period, he planted the ASIS International chapters in Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana. Dennis is a Fellow of:
- The Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security
- The International Institute of Professional Security
- The Institute of Security (University of Lagos)
Mr. Amachree has written many security related articles in Nigerian national newspapers. He is a regular subject matter expert on security issues on Channels TV, AriseNews TV, TVC News, CNBC Africa, TV360 and PlusTV Africa.
He is a Visiting Lecturer at the National Institute of Security Studies (DSS, Abuja). He has received many awards in the security industry in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the USA. In 2001, he was awarded the Nigerian National Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON). Mr. Amachree is married and have children and grand-children.