Kidnap & Ransom

Kidnap & Response

Kidnap & Ransom

Employees of multinational organisations, contractors, companies with employees who travel internationally, and high-net-worth individuals and families are particularly vulnerable to the threat of Kidnap. For those operating in remote areas or territories that are suffering political instability and socio-economic hardships, their workforce is often a target for organised criminal gangs, opportunistic kidnappers/extortionists, and terrorist groups.

The trauma these incidents inflict on victims and their families is extreme. Such incidents can also have devastating consequences on businesses, affecting staff morale and a company’s assets and reputation. The financial impacts also can be vast as projects may be delayed or terminated, until personnel are recovered.

Matrix provides a comprehensive range of services to enable you to reduce the likelihood of an event taking place; and to respond effectively if one does.

Some of the specific K&R issues we can assist with include:

  • Establish and operate a Crisis Management Team (CMT)
  • Develop and assist with crisis communications
  • Enact well-tested strategies for communication & negotiation
  • Develop lines of intelligence
  • Maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders including foreign governments, their agencies and local authorities
  • Communicate with insurers, underwriters and brokers
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and protection from associated reputational and other related risks

For assistance with K&R call us on 0203 781 9300 or email