The presentation of the 2021/2022 Romanian OSPAs took place at a special Summer Gala on Thursday 9th June at Clubul Diplomatic in Bucharest and we are delighted to announce the winners.

This year, 15% of the funds raised for the organization will be redirected to support the campaign initiated by the Romanian Red Cross – “Humanity has no borders” in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

OSPA winners were selected by an esteemed panel of industry figures who judged entries using the same criteria which is applied across the world.  Each winner demonstrated that they have performed at an exceptional level and has shown their commitment and outstanding performance within the security sector.

The winners are: 

Trofeul OSPA – Doamne de Excepție in Industria de Securitate
Florentina Voinea – Tiger Security Services

Trofeul OSPA – Manageri si Directori de Securitate (in house)
Tiberius Visoiu – Garrett Advancing Motion

I was very happy to be a part of this event, a great opportunity to be with interesting people who have brought visible improvements in the local security landscape through their own activity and involvement. I have a real appreciation for the people whose efforts led to the birth and perpetuation of this event and I wish them every success in trying to scale this event as much as possible and in as many corners of the world. And lastly, regardless of the professional quality of the readers of my text, I would like to quote from a person everyone knows: “don’t be afraid to fail big, to dream big, but remember dreams without goals are just dreams. And they ultimately fuel disappointment. So have dreams but have goals, life goals, yearly goals, monthly goals, daily goals, simple goals but have goals. And understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency every day.”

Tiberious Visoiu, Garrett Advancing Motion

Trofeul OSPA – Manageri/Directori (companii de securitate)
Ruslan Dumitras – Guard One

Trofeul OSPA – Instalatori/Integratori Sisteme de Securitate
Guard One

Trofeul OSPA – Agenti de Securitate
Vasile Păcurar – Civitas

Trofeul OSPA – Consultanti de Securitate (Evaluatori de Risc la Securitate Fizica)
Nagy Robert Attila – Ariola/Sectra

It’s a big honour and surprise to get your email. To be honest i didn’t expect to win the category, but it’s a very good feeling. As a Liverpool supporter I NEVER GIVE UP ! It’s my second attempt,I did it and i’ll continue ! Thank you for this opportunity !

N. Robert, Consultant de securitate

Trofeul OSPA – Pentru Intreaga Cariera dedicata Securitatii
Alin Lupea

The OSPA Trophy – For a Lifetime Achievement in Security represents for me the conquest of a peak after an expedition of more than a quarter of a century.

It is the success of a journey I started with many dreams and without a precise destination, but which, year after year, began to grow in intensity and beauty, with multiple challenges and increasingly daring projects.

It is the merit of an extraordinary team, who understood that together we are always stronger.

It is an expression of the generosity of my colleagues, from the jury and beyond, who thought of me and gave me a huge pleasant surprise. To all of them I can only say thank you and wish them to become an OSPA Winner soon!

Having reached the top of my career, I think this is the best time to give back some of the help I was given on my way up the mountain.

That’s why now, after receiving the OSPA Trophy, I will think more deeply about how to offer a guiding hand to those at the beginning of the expedition.

My involvement in mentoring security professionals will probably be the most appropriate personal expedition for the next years!

We would like to thank ARIS and cyber smart defence for their sponsorship. Thanks also go to PSS, ASIS International Romania and ARTS for their continued support, and to the OSPAs Judges for their time and commitment in reviewing and scoring the entries. A special thank you to our Organising Partner; Federatia Serviciilor Securitate (FSS).

Alin Lupea