Andre Tete COO / co-owner

COOSecurity Business Unit


Andre Tete one of the most experienced and respected security specialists, in 2016 proudly joined International Protection Services as COO / co-owner.

Andre is a Certified Protection Officer (CPO) over 25 years of private security experience.

Both Ricky Yazdani and I have been active in the field of security for over 25 years. So between the two of us, there are more than 50 years of experience in this line of business. Therefore, the goal of our collaboration is to join forces and provide an even better and more extensive service for our customers. Security work is a great passion for both of us, and that is also reflected in our joint management of IPS.
The seed for my passion for security has been planted during my childhood in Amsterdam. As a teenager, I came into contact with the beautiful sport of Muay Thai boxing. This hobby quickly became severe and developed into a very successful career as a professional in which I fought 56 matches worldwide. In 2004 I became Dutch Champion followed by being World Champion in 2007. After completing my job, I wanted to be able to apply my knowledge and love for martial arts again. So, as a result, I exchanged the role of an attacker in the ring for the protector. Just like my career in sports, my career in the field of security has developed itself successfully over the past 25 years, and my name is an understanding in Amsterdam and abroad. Various domestic and international VIPs are also using my security services. In addition to these direct security activities, I also provide training in aggression regulation to target groups that are dealing with aggressive clients. Being a good protector is more than just applying physical strength, but it also requires a psychological approach when a competitive situation is about to arise. Escalation can often be prevented. Furthermore, my experience is continuously supplemented by following training courses at, for example, the Israeli Tactical School (counter-terror academy) and trails in the field of transportation and security.
Because of our experience and continuous training, together, Ricky and I have an evident understanding of how to organize security in various situations. Therefore, along with our team of professionals, we can provide an entire organization of security for our clients.

Key Skill:


– ExecutiveClose protection (roles & responsibilities) (CPO)

– Threat assessments & risk analysis

– Site surveys, security advances & route reconnaissance

– Risk Management, conflict resolution & security policies

– Close quarters combat (CQC)

– Advanced weapons training (pistols, carbines)

– Advanced Covert Surveillance (ACS)

– Protective services/ security detail (PSD) attack on client & evacuation live fire situations

– Weapons familiarization (pistols, rifles)

– Protective surveillance (protective security operations) (PSO)

– Executive Protection Driver

– Aggression training regulation

– Thai boxing

– Kickboxing

– First Aid