Lisbeth Laurie

Lisbeth Laurie, Program Manager of the Maritime and Port Security Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), has twenty three years of experience in the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS).In her current position, Mrs. Laurie focuses on initiatives designed to improve maritime and port security, including promoting, designing, and implementing training programs for representatives of OAS Member States; developing training content, best practices, and simulations related to port security; and implementing efforts related to supply-chain security of OAS Member States. Ms. Laurie has led important initiatives, such as the development of National Maritime Security Strategies for Guatemala and each of the seven Eastern Caribbean countries and their Regional Maritime Security Strategy; Operational Port Assessment, in addition to leading the implementation of several comprehensive security-related capacity assessments at both the national and port levels; national-level workshops on maritime security drills and exercises; and facilitation of regional workshops and round tables with authorities responsible for maritime security. Within the General Secretariat of the OAS, Mrs. Laurie has held a variety of managerial positions, primarily focused on promoting efficiency within the Organization by optimizing processes, resources and ensuring compliance with budgetary and financial rules and regulations of the General Secretariat, its subsidiary bodies, donors and other related entities. Ms. Laurie holds a B.A. degree in Public Accounting with specialties in two areas, Forensic Accounting and Financial Analysis, and is a Certified Public Accountant. As well as various graduated studies related to maritime security; incident command system; dynamics of maritime, river and port drug trafficking; and development of national security strategies.