Government Affairs - Geopolitical Risk - K&P Academy

Where Business meets Politics

Who We Are

Our highly experienced international network of trusted advisors helps you navigate current and emerging geopolitical challenges and protect your business value and reputation in turbulent times. Our advise is practical, discrete, no nonsense and focused on opportunities.

Our Services

To support international businesses and organisations with current or potential new activities we offer

Government Affairs
Supporting businesses & organisations with advocacy, government affairs and stakeholder management
Political Risk
Managing geopolitical business risk & issues by leveraging scenarios and intelligence-based analysis
K&P Academy
Connecting next generation with current leaders & experts in business, society and politics


Alex Krijger is Founder and Managing Partner of Krijger & Partners. Alex studied at University Leiden and followed e.g. various courses at IMD Business School in Lausanne. He worked at the NL Ministry of Defense (1992-1997), the Christian Democratic Party CDA (1997-2002) and at Royal Dutch Shell (2002-2017). At Shell he worked on business / Government Affairs issues and projects in U.S, China, India, Russia, Europe, Oman, Nigeria, South Africa and Singapore. He published four books and various articles on geopolitical, economic and historical subjects. In October 2017 he published ‘JFK: Idealist zonder illusies’ and in July 2020 – together with Ardi Bouwers  – ‘The China Challenge’. He is also the Vice-chair of the Atlantic Committee in The Netherlands and board member of the Martin Luther King Foundation. His main expertise: supporting international businesses and organisations with managing sensitive (geo-)political business issues. Recently, Alex carried out international projects in the following sectors: industry, energy, banking, IT, maritime and insurance.  Alex regularly gives presentations in NL and other countries. He is also regularly asked to interpret geopolitical developments for Dutch media (TV, Radio, Newspapers).


Krijger & Partners is a network-organisation. Alex Krijger works together with a diverse group of trusted, local, senior and experienced professionals around the world in e.g. United States, China, India, Russia, Oman, Europe. Our partners – men/women, with different cultural backgrounds – have experience and expertise in business, governments and society. We have the knowledge, networks and methodologies to manage political-business risks and issues in a discrete way. We respect cultural differences and are dedicated to make a positive impact. Clients and projects are being treated confidential.

Our clients are Dutch, European, international companies and organisation in e.g. industry, energy, maritime, banking and international organisations.

In the Netherlands, Lennart Menger, is one of our partners. He works as (Geo)political Risk Analyst. Lennart has a master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management of Cultural Diversity (MCD) at Tilburg University. In 2016, he studied Business in High Growth Markets at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (ShUFE), China. His main focus in supporting Krijger & Partners: identifying, assessing and analysing political risks for global businesses and providing risk mitigation plans with clear, specific suggestions. His main area of expertise: China, Global Trafficking / Supply Chain issues, Security and Defense, M&A within the European financial, telecom and energy sector, maritime and industry. Furthermore, Lennart closely monitors and analyses the (geo)political developments in e.g. China (including Taiwan), India and Russia.

Board of Trustees

Rein Willems (Chair): former President Director Shell Netherlands; former Senator Dutch parliament

Kathleen Ferrier: Chair Netherlands UNESCO Commission, Professor Human Rights in Bangladesh, Co-Founder Bright Hong Kong

Michel de Jong: Head of Global Security COFRA Holding AG; Member CSO Board of Directors at ASIS International

Marnix Leijten: Managing Partner/Arbitration & Disputes Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Gilberto Morishaw: Speaker, Student at Leiden University, Global Shaper, John Lewis Fellow

Elsine van Os: CEO & Founder Signpost Six

Anita Scholte op Reimer: VP Quality, Product Safety & Sustainability at AH/Ahold Delhaize

Marhijn Visser: Deputy Director International Affairs, VNO-NCW – MKB-Nederland

Stijn Vos: Managing Director ESDEC

``Krijger & Partners prepares leaders to incorporate political risk scenarios into business strategies``

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Conference, Monte Carlo

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Zuid Hollandlaan 7, 2596 AL The Hague, The Netherlands
+ 31 (6) 42 75 24 40

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