CCTP Board

CCTP Board of Advisers provide Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioners with wider and in-depth resources, guidance, and expertise. Members of the Board are carefully selected based on their background and experience.

Samuel Bashan

Counter terrorism expert
Special Agent (Ret.) Bashan, former head of the explosives security department in the Israel Security Agency, served in the ID F and the Israel Security Agency for over 20 years. During his military service he was a lieutenant in the Engineering Corps. He was a member of the government VIP protection unit, and served as a team leader who was responsible for three different Israeli Prime Ministers. He is an expert in explosives security and prevention of sabotage and was for many years the department head in that field. As chief instructor, he has trained hundreds of Israeli security officers in Israel and abroad. In this capacity, he formulated and implemented procedures and security systems that are still in use today at the Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Rakyan Adibrata

Rakyan Adibrata is an international anti-terrorism expert and currently advises The House of Representatives to amend the 1946 Criminal Code. His duties include strengthening the new criminal code for suppressing and combating terrorism and radicalism in Indonesia.

His experience includes being Special Assistant to The Chairman of the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK), to the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to joining Law, Human Right & Security (LPSK), Adibrata worked as the Expert Adviser for MP at the Commission III to the Republic of Indonesia House of Representative, where he advised on homeland security and human rights issues.

He was appointed as one of the advisers to a Special Committee that drafted The Immigration Law at 2011 and the Anti-Financing of Terrorism Bill from 2012 until 2013. Adibrata obtained international accreditation as a Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) in 2013.

Tal Barashi

Special tactical operation specialist

Mr. Barashi is a security consultant and instructor who has a varied career in various elite Israeli military and corrections units. Starting with his mandatory service in the Israeli naval commandos, he moved on to become a firearms and unarmed combat (krav maga) instructor for multiple governmental agencies both in Israel and abroad (including the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Prime Minister’s Office, among others). Mr. Barashi has created and developed operational methodologies and techniques for the Israel Prison Service’s elite MASADA unit, as well as for the Israeli naval commandos, and advises the Israeli Ministry of Public Safety on non-lethal measures. He is the chief instructor of tactical shooting/CQB for Israeli police close protection units, and has trained overt and covert close protection units worldwide. Some of the units he have trained are the United States Navy’s SEALs, various American SWAT teams, the Singaporean Prison Service, and Azerbaijani special units (in preparation for the 2015 European Games). He is also an instructor of rappelling and scuba diving.

Professor Rohan Gunaratna

Rohan Gunaratna is Professor Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

Gunaratna is a member of the Steering Committee of George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute and serves on the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague. He is also a Member of the International Senior Advisory Panel (ISAP) of the US Special Operations Command.

Author of 23 books, including “Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror,” he is known to provide and advance international security operations, plus received the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award in 2014.

Malaravan Ron

Malaravan Ron entered the world of security and defense at the early age of 15, when he joined the Singapore Armed Forces. He served for 32 years and after building his vast expertise, he started his own business. He chose to enter the maritime security profession and protected ships from being attacked by modern-day pirates. Because he needed additional training on boarding vessels, he joined forced with a British company in that sector and as their security operator was involved in various operations against piracy attacks during his tenure.

Yuval Alon

Senior Security Consultant and Project Manager

Mr. Alon benefits from 20 years of experience in the field of security, with particular specialization in performance of risk assessments, security surveys formulation of security policies and master plans and design of security solutions. Through this capacity Mr. Alon carried out numerous security consultancy projects at various types of facilities, including critical sites (banking, electricity, water, army bases) mass transit systems (rail, subway, and bus), seaports and marine vessels and installations (passenger ships, tankers, off-shore drilling rigs and off-shore refineries). He also design and develops customized security systems for each of the above sectors.
Additionally Mr. Alon is an expert in the preparation and implementation of diverse, innovative security training programs for all security positions, including security guards, security mangers and senior management. The training programs formulated under Mr. Alon's guidance are based on the most advanced methodologies; they incorporate unique exercises and simulations, and make use of a variety of training aids to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the learning process.
During the past two decades, Yuval Alon has served, in various senior security functions for governments and private companies in a number of European, African and Asian countries.
Mr. Alon hold a BA degree in International Relations and East Asian Studies, and MS degree in Security Studies, in addition to comprehensive professional security training courses within the framework of a governmental security organization.

Moses Romero

Managing Director, Agoge Consulting LLC

Moses is currently in Indonesia as a security advisor providing security training, risk assessments, crisis management, and close protection services to his clients. Moses’s over 30 years’ experience encompasses high risk security operations, counterterrorism/counterinsurgency operations, and training development.

He has extensive experience training law enforcement and government personnel including the United States Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Maritime Security & Safety Counter Terrorist Team, the Maritime Counter Terrorism National Response Team. He served as a primary instructor in support of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services Anti-Terrorism Assistance Crisis Response/Advanced Crisis Response mobile training team, and the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services Anti-Terrorism Assistance Very Important Person mobile training team.