Toribos is recognized as a premier Global Crisis Management Consulting Firm aimed at offering exceptional Crisis Management, Risk Mitigation and Response, as well as Investigative Services during extraordinary events.

Toribos – derived from ancient Greek meaning Panic, Danger, and Confusion – provides the necessary “Calm Amidst the Storm”. Toribos recognizes the challenging nature of global business and the need for international companies, organizations, and entities to plan, operate, and succeed in developing markets and regions that still possess a high degree of risk. Whether mitigating and responding to Criminal Assault, Extortion, Abduction, Threats, Information Loss, Counterfeit, or Fraud, our mission is to provide unparalleled assistance in managing prevention or response to risk and uncertainty.

Toribos cultivates and retains world class professionals possessing the requisite global and regional experiences, expertise, and skills to address the full spectrum of risk mitigation and response. Toribos remains vigilant in the pursuit of the solution that best suits your complex and unique issues, while maintaining the highest degree of security, and balancing this with the greatest level of freedom to operate.


The Toribos GmbH was founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany, where it is still headquartered. Toribos operates a network consisting of expert teams and cooperating partners.

Our experts can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the handling of criminal attacks on individuals, brands and enterprises.


Frank Michaelis, born in 1967, started his career at the Hamburg Police Department which he left in 1999 as “Kriminalrat” (Superintendent) – one of the youngest in Germany – in order to support an international risk consultancy with his comprehensive experience. In 2002 he founded the Toribos GmbH together with a partner which has since developed to one of the top security consultancies in Germany in the areas crisis management, emergency services, investigations and private security services.

Frank’s expertise is founded on more than 100 consultancy assignments in connection with kidnap, extortion and product contamination in Germany and abroad.

Social Commitment

For us it is a matter of course to pass on a part of our success to people less favored by fortune for different reasons. We are pleased to support associations and institutions that take care of these people in a responsible manner.