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Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

CSO, Global Safety and Security at Bain & Company

Rockport, Massachusetts

Born and raised in Africa, and despite living in several other Continents, always consider Africa as my home.

After high school in Zimbabwe worked for the Zimbabwean Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management. In 1983 I was offered an opportunity to attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and after a year in the ranks I successfully completed the Standard Military Officers Course. Post commissioning served as a British Army Infantry Platoon Commander in the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regt, served in Cyprus, Lebanon, Northern Ireland (2 tours), Norway, Germany, USA, Belize.1983-1988.

Returned to Zimbabwe (1989)and formed Taylor Made Safaris, operated in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana. Sold the business in 2000.

Have worked in the security industry from 2001- present specializing in corporate strategy, operating extensively throughout the world, EU, Middle East, Asia, Africa (over 60 countries).

In 2012 started Askari Safari, a boutique safari consultancy. I personally lead and guide several safaris each year and we support wildlife conservation charities, especially those involved in anti- poaching operations and wildlife rescue.


  • Vice President Global Security (State Street)
  • Vice President, Chief Safety and Security Officer (Bain & Company)
  • Senior Managing Partner (Askari Safari)
  • Managing Director and Senior Guide (Taylor Made Safaris)
  • Director CSO, Global Safety and Security (Bain & Company)
  • Director International Security (Harvard University)


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