Peter Ford, Novavax

Peter Ford

Director of Corporate Security


Peter Ford currently serves as the corporate security director for Novavax, a late-stage biotechnology company based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Before Novavax, he was the Northeast regional director for G4S Corporate Risk Services, where he provided solutions to a myriad of security problems for U.S. businesses.

Ford, a 32-year veteran of the Diplomatic Security Service, has traveled to over 100 countries and has served as the regional security officer at the U.S. embassies in Venezuela, Armenia, Switzerland and Mauritania.  During the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he served as the Olympic security coordinator. Ford’s other overseas assignments have been assistant regional security officer at the U.S. embassy in Honduras and Lebanon. In Iraq, he was the director of the Office of Hostage Affairs, U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Ford’s language training includes French, Portuguese, German, Russian and Spanish.

Ford has held a variety of domestic positions to include a four-year stint as OSAC’s acting director or as the deputy; two tours in the Protective Liaison Division, which is  responsible for the protection of foreign embassies in the United States; and a tour as a team leader for the Mobile Security Division. In addition, he was Diplomatic Security’s representative to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee.

Ford attended the National Defense Intelligence College for his master’s degree, where his thesis discussed kidnapping information sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in criminal justice from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Ford is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and his last assignment was as commander of the Joint 157th Reserve Unit on Capitol Hill. Previously, he worked in POW/MIA Affairs, Secretary of Defense.


The Global Risk & Threat Landscape

Tuesday, October 17th

Join Robert Dodge, CEO of Prosegur Global Risk Services; Daniel Erickson, supervisory special agent with the U.S. Department of State; and Peter Ford, director of corporate security for Novavax, for an eye-opening review of emerging global threats that your firm needs to be aware of. This session is particular relevance for corporate security leaders and is also very relevant for all security industry solution providers and manufacturers which service enterprise customer or who have customers with a global footprint. Even manufacturers with production and operational facilities abroad will find value in this session’s fast-moving sweep of the global risk landscape.