Mr. Soave, who retired in 2005 with rank of Chief Superintendent, has been decorated by Canadian and foreign governments for his achievements against organized crime and terrorism. Highly regarded for his strategic vision and his tactical ability to dynamically coordinate complex international investigations, he is committed to providing clients with superior service and excellence in: corporate governance and due diligence, threat and risk assessments, corporate and background intelligence gathering and risk management consulting services.
Mr. Soave joined the RCMP in 1970 and spent more than 15 years in the foreign service (from 1979 to 1996), acting as the RCMP Liaison Officer and Attaché at Canadian Missions in Singapore, Lima, and Rome, with responsibilities for high-risk regions in South East Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
In 1996 he returned to Canada and assumed command of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement (CFSEU) in Toronto, an elite law enforcement unit that targets the highest levels of international organized crime. CFSEU gained worldwide acclaim for its ability to effectively disrupt major crime groups. From 2001 until his retirement in 2005, Mr. Soave was also responsible for the Toronto based Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) created in the aftermath of 9-11, to disrupt, expose, and conduct criminal extremist investigations to ultimately prevent terrorist attacks.
Since retirement in 2005 Mr. Soave launched Ben Soave Associates Inc. and The Soave Strategy Group Inc., and has since been engaged by national and multinational companies such as: Hollinger Inc., G4S Cash Services (Canada) Ltd and Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. - Ho Tram Project Company Ltd which is the developer of the Ho Tram Strip, a group of integrated resorts to be located on more than 400 acres of land with two kilometers of pristine beach in Ho Tram, Vietnam. The first resort there, the MGM Grand Ho Tram, will be managed and operated by MGM Resorts International. In addition he provided ongoing security and intelligence consultation to other gaming companies.
Through his international network of enforcement, intelligence and associate agencies Mr. Soave has been providing national and multinational corporate clients vital due diligence background information and risk threat assessments to mitigate risk of becoming involved in joint ventures, partnerships, engaging employees or from becoming involved with financial institutions or persons suspected of being involved in organized crime criminal activities – money laundering and/or terrorist financing groups. Mr. Soave serves on a number of Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of public and private companies. He is actively engaged in community and charitable causes.
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