Alex Krijger has more than 20 years international experience in managing complex business related international government affairs issues and geopolitical security risks with high business/financial value at stake. He has extensive experience in various senior governmental affairs roles in both business (Royal Dutch Shell) as well as politics. Alex studied at Leiden University and followed various courses at the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He published four books and various articles on political and historical subjects. Alex’s latest book ‘JFK: Idealist zonder illusies’ was published in October 2017. He is also the Vice-chair of the Atlantic Commission in The Netherlands and Associate Partner at Signpost Six (Psychology for intelligence and security).
Tom Schoen is currently finishing his MA International Relations at Utrecht University and specializes in the geopolitics of the oil & gas industry. He holds a BA in Modern & Contemporary History from Leiden University and studied Political Science at Dundee University (UK) as part of the Erasmus Programme. Prior to his internship at Krijger & Partners, Tom worked as an intern at the Western Hemisphere Department (North America Division) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague. He recently published an article on the geopolitics of Nord Stream 2. At Krijger & Partners, Tom is working on various international Government Relations projects and serves as contact person for the Democratic Innovators platform and the Young China Circle network.
Patrick van der Heiden
Patrick van der Heiden is a senior business and international relations professional with globally obtained expertise in geopolitical analysis and strategies, international relations, diplomacy, academia, business intelligence and business development. He has derived his extensive experience from various governmental policy advisor and research positions and as an entrepreneur in the global aerospace and space industry in a wide variety of international crisis and fast-paced business environments. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Amsterdam School of Economics, a Master of Science in Geoinformatics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and currently pursues an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School. Patrick published various scientific papers on technology and knowledge transfer in academic journals.
Krijger & Partners works together with a diverse group of trusted, local, senior and experienced government and public affairs professionals around the world e.g. Vriens & Partners in Singapore and Signpost Six and China Circle in NL. 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 sensitive political-business risks and issues. We respect cultural differences and are dedicated to make a positive impact.
Board of Trustees
Rein Willems (Chair): former President Director Shell Netherlands; former Senator Dutch parliament
Michel de Jong: Head of Global Security COFRA Holding AG; Chair ASIS Benelux
Elsine van Os: CEO & Founder Signpost Six
Stijn Vos: Managing Director ESDEC
Gilberto Morishaw: Student at University Leiden
Recent Presentations & Engagements