Martin Barye-Garcia

Head Of Security, NA, Stellantis
Martin Barye-Garcia is the Global Security Director for The Americas for Mars, Inc. and is responsible for all security activities for the largest markets of Mars representing more than 10B in revenue and more than 50,000 associates. He is the former private sector chairperson of the US Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council, Latin American Regional Council.

Mr. Barye-Garcia began his career in 1982 with the U.S. Air Force serving in numerous special missions and operations including the evacuation of Afghan Mujahedeen from Afghanistan and Pakistan in 1987 and 1988. At the federal level, he served as Cross Designated Drug Enforcement Agent with the US Border Patrol and as Special Agent with the Federal Air Marshal Service.

Mr. Barye-Garcia culminated his federal career as the Senior Intelligence and Security Advisor for the Plan Colombia Counter-Narcotics Program at the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia with responsibility for the exchange of intelligence and security on all counter-narcotics and counter-insurgency air operations and high value target missions against the narco-terrorist group FARC.
Mr. Barye-Garcia joined the corporate sector in 2006 as the Regional Security Advisor in the Middle East for The Boeing Company with responsibilities in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan at the cusp of the Iraq war. Before his current position with Mars, he was the Regional Security Director for the Americas for the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

He was awarded the order of St. Michael Archangel by the Ministry of Defense of Colombia for his work in the advancement of Colombian Army Aviation. He also received the Meritorious Honor Award by the US Department of State for his work in Colombia.

Mr. Barye-Garcia has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Houston, Law Center. He is an active member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and executive board member of the CSO Leadership and Development Center. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Martin is a graduate of the University of Oxford Strategic Leadership Program, The Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program and Texas Tech University School of Medicine Technical Pre-Hospital Medicine Program.