Mr. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gibraltar Security Consultants, LLC. Before founding Gibraltar Security Consultants, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent for 21+ years. He was mainly specialized in the Counter-Terrorism field throughout his career. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz is a FBI certified Crisis Negotiator and Undercover Agent. He is also a certified interrogator of High Value Detainees.
Mr. Abdel-Hafiz was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz came to the United States after completing his college education in Egypt, August 1984. He has a dual American and Egyptian citizenship.
Mr. Abdel-Hafiz had extensive dealings with the top and mid-level officers within the Saudi Mabahith (FBI counterparts in Saudi Arabia) July 1996 – March 1997 and October 2000 – March 2003. During his service as the Assistant Legal Attaché in Saudi Arabia, February 2001 – March 2003, his office was responsible for police liaison with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain. During this time, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz negotiated the needs of the United States government with the officials of these countries. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz still maintains close relationship with most of the government officials he dealt with in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf.
Mr. Abdel-Hafiz interrogated and obtained the confessions in major terrorism cases. Throughout his service in the Arabian Gulf Region, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz met and discussed pending matters with United States ambassadors and other diplomats of the seven countries comprising the Gulf Region. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz still maintains contact with some of the officials within the Gulf region.
Mr. Abdel-Hafiz negotiated and effected the first ever extradition from Saudi Arabia to the United States, of an American attorney who was a fugitive on drug charges, living in Saudi Arabia, June 2001. There is no extradition treaty between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz negotiated and effected the first ever extradition from Bahrainto the United States of an American citizen of a Yemeni descent who was accused of material support of terrorism, September 2002