Omega was established in 2003 by a consortium of risk management experts who are passionate about providing advanced, integrated security solutions to their clients. The management team offers international security management experience. Significant successes were achieved in Africa and the consistently high quality of our services and standards is recognized.
The business philosophy of Omega is based on a thorough understanding of its clients’ requirements in order to present them with innovative and cost-effective solutions. A new benchmark was set by moving away from a one-dimensional service approach towards security solutions that encompass a combination of well-diversified service offerings.
Application of state-of-the-art technology constitutes an essential part of the group’s approach towards providing security solutions. The systems and procedures implemented by Omega are also aligned with internationally recognized quality management systems.
Since every client has unique requirements, every project is approached holistically yet individually. The client is presented with a distinctive, sustainable solution that encompasses strategic assessment, integration, customization and quality.
To be the most respected supplier of integrated security solutions to all blue chip clients in our target markets.
To provide world-class integrated security solutions to clients in our target markets by consistently exceeding customer satisfaction through operational excellence and innovation.
Our blue print solution embraces a safe and secure environment.
GROUP EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
Faan du Toit
Chief Executive Officer
Faan attended the University of Stellenbosch, Graduate School of Business, and received the Director’s Award as Top Student. He had a longstanding career as Senior Officer in SA National Defence Force and later joined Gray Security Services where he held the positions of Managing Director of the North Company and later National Operations Director (SA). During1999 he was nominated Pretoria’s Businessman of the Year. He was also the Managing Director of Securicor (SA). Faan was a founder member of Omega and held the position of Managing Director (SA). In 2007 he started a commercial property development company, Quartic Holdings (Pty) Ltd and held the position of CEO. During 2010 he led a merger between a number of companies into a holding entity known as Quatro Holding (Pty) Ltd where he once again occupied the position of CEO before his appointment as CEO of the Omega Group of Companies.
Chief Operating Officer
Christo achieved a B Mil degree at the University of Stellenbosch (Majors in Industrial Psychology and Public Administration). He started his career in the SA National Defence Force and held the position of Officer Commanding of the Reconnaissance Unit of the SA Special Forces Formation. He joined Gray Security Services in 1996 and in 2000 he was appointed as the Managing Director responsible for Angola. Currently Christo holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Omega Group of Companies. He is accountable for security companies that operate in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia.
Group Executive: Human Resources and Company Secretary
Sias served from 1974 until July 1998 in the SA Defence Force. From 1996 until 1998 he served as the Chief of Medical Staff Personnel until he retired as a Brigadier General in July 1998. He joined Gray Security Services in September 1998 and after the merger with the then Securicor, he became the regional HR Director for Africa Operations. He joined Omega on 1 July 2003. His qualifications are a Certificate in Organisation and Motion Studies, Bmil (Commerce), B Comm Honours (HR Management, Masters in Business Leadership.
Group Executive: Finance
Chris joined the Omega Group with its inception in 2003 and held various finance positions throughout the Group before being appointed Group Executive Finance in 2006. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, auditing, treasury and finance management of green fields’ operations, established companies and special projects. He worked closely on multinational structured finance projects with international institutions, including Citibank’s Agency Finance division in the United Kingdom, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation in South Africa. Before joining the Omega Group in 2003, Chris was Finance Manager for Securicor (later G4S) and before that a Regional Finance Manager for Medicross Medical Centres. Chris received a Bachelor degree of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Master degree of Business Leadership from the UNISA School for Business Leadership.
Omega does not merely adhere to, but actually exceeds world standards as far as its operations are concerned. We measure our achievement of operational objectives by continuously evaluating, assessing and monitoring deliverables. A comprehensive risk assessment always precedes an integrated and cost-effective recommendation with regard to managing and minimising security risk.
The services that Omega render are flexible and customised according to the unique risk and security need profiles of its clients. The group’s intellectual capital, quest for excellence and individualistic approach towards every project ensure that a competitive advantage is sustained, while our world-class processes enable us to align better recruited, trained and managed manpower with our state-of-the-art technology.
We at Omega believe in investing in our personnel as we understand that the security risk management industry is largely people-dependent. We believe in providing our employees with the opportunity to build a successful career and therefore provide them with the necessary tools to enhance their personal growth and career development.
Recruitment and selection
Omega strives to attract, select and employ the best possible candidates in the security industry and ensures that its personnel are strategically positioned to meet each client’s needs. Potential candidates undergo scientific and psychometric evaluation, which includes integrity assessment aimed at identifying potential detrimental behaviour. A profiling process to determine compatibility with the requirements of a specific position within a particular company in a specific country forms part of the assessment procedure. Thorough cognisance is taken of sensitivities within communities.
Training and induction
Our training curriculum is based on internationally accepted practice and exceeds industry norms. Basic training includes principles and procedures relating to the security industry, fire fighting, loss control, health and safety procedures, as well as first aid. Training is tailored to each client’s particular needs and requirements, while skills development opportunities include advanced, niche market and specialised training. The latter encompasses product, service, leadership and management training. A formal induction programme serves to familiarise our personnel with site procedures and the specific requirements of each valued client. Omega prides itself in providing well equipped staff for every assignment.
The service conditions, remuneration and benefits offered by Omega exceed statutory requirements and the management principles implemented in the group are based on internationally accepted labour practice.
We provide public liability and indemnity insurance in the interest of our customers and the public at large.