About Kobra Group of Companies

Kobra Security was established over 20 years ago as a small Zambian family business. The company has grown into a reputable organisation with a manpower of over 1 800 employees countrywide

Who We are..

Run by Zambians, Kobra Group of Companies’ aim is to provide world class security services to different market segments including Mining, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Residential and Agri-business.

Kobra Group of Companies surpasses our competition in meeting the standards of what a security guard company consists of in the industry today. As a security provider we provide much more than to deter, detect and report.

Kobra Group of Companies is the next generation of contract security providers. We know what it takes to keep you and your business safe, but more importantly, we know how to add value to your company by providing superior customer service and attention to detail. We take ownership of every customer’s company and property. We are proud of what you and your company have accomplished and ensure that each of our security guards displays that pride to you and your customers through their appearance and attitude.

Security Coverage


The Kobra Group has established offices in the following regions:

  • Lumwana
  • Solwezi
  • Chingola
  • Mufulira
  • Kitwe
  • Luanshya
  • Ndola
  • Lusaka

Senior Management Team

Karl Trytsman

Karl Trytsman

Managing Director

A seasoned ‘Security Man’ with over 20 years’ experience in the security industry, Karl is well versed in all aspects of mining and commercial security.
Merle Obrien

Merle Obrien

Financial Director

Merle has 12 years experience in the security business. Merle is in charge of the company’s finances, ensuring that Kobra is compliant in all aspects of financial management. She is also in charge of the company’s administration, purchasing and payroll departments.
Craig Wright

Craig Wright

General Manager

Formerly with Barrick Security Team, as Exploration Security Manager, Zambia. Craig brings with him, extensive experience in mining security. A farmer in his personal capacity, Craig understands land security and firearm usage. He is passionate about training and human rights and coordinates the company’s training needs.
Patrick Zulu

Patrick Zulu

Operations Manager

Patrick has been with the company for over 15 years, seeing it grow from a staff compliment of under 50 guards to its current +1700. Coming from Mine Police in the former ZCCM, Patrick understands security operations and is in charge of the company’s operations aspect countrywide.

Contact Us

Contact Details

Kobra HQ: +260 955 223030
Kobra Info: +260 968 559414
Kobra Sales: +260 968 322135


Info: info@kobrazambia.com
Sales: sales@kobrazambia.com

42 Second Str, Nkana West, Kitwe, Zambia