International Relations Committee

The SIA International Relations Committee works to internationally represent and advocate for SIA members in the security industry. The committee serves as an authoritative resource for SIA members and their partners in priority international security markets beginning with the security market in Latin America. The committee is the oversight body charged with developing and executing SIA’s international outreach strategies and programming objectives designed to promote international cooperation and marketing opportunities between SIA members and various international security companies and security industry trade associations.

Key committee efforts include:

  • Developing content for Expo Seguridad México conference programs
  • Presenting webinar series and white papers
  • Hosting committee and SIA networking programs
  • Serving as an influential voice to the media and independent research firms about given markets
  • Managing translation of key SIA publications such as SIA Technology Insights, engaging security end users in committee programs
  • Mentoring next-generation security leaders
  • Conducting outreach to colleges and universities
  • Providing model program templates to SIA members operating in aligned markets


Meet the Committee Members

  • (Committee Chair) Jason de Souza: Managing Director, Latin America & The Caribbean – Genetec
  • Virginia Baez: Regional Sales Manager, Central America & Caribbean,  Tyco security solutions – Johnson Controls
  • Vanessa Cabral: Partnership Business Development Director | LATAM Supply Chain Director | LATAM Hispanics – Convergint
  • Alessandra Faria: Strategic Partners – International – Motorola Solutions
  • Martin Gasulla: Senior Director for South America – Hanwha Vision Latam
  • Fernando Hernández: Managing Director Latam & The Caribbean – Intelligent Security Systems
  • Ben Jaffe: Senior Director, Global Supplier Relations – Wesco
  • Erika Niviayo: Regional Key Account Manager – G4S
  • Mariana Ramirez: Marketing Manager Latam – Axis Communications
  • Carolina Restelli: Regional Marketing Manager Latam – HID
  • Mauricio Swain:  Director of Sales, Latin America – Milestone
  • Carlos Quintanilla: Vice President, Latam Sales – LenelS2