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.
To support international businesses and organisations with current or potential new activities we offer
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 many different business / Government Affairs issues and projects in China, India, 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 specific sensitive geopolitical/business issues. Recently, Alex carried out international projects in the following sectors: industry, energy, banking, IT, maritime, insurance Alex has given presentations/lectures in e.g. NL, Russia, Monaco and Hong Kong.
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, EU, Germany, UK and 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 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 in e.g. industry, energy, maritime, banking and international organisations. Currently some of the main issues we are working on are: impact of EU Green Deal and member states climate policies for industry; political, business, fiscal and investment climate in NL; political and public dimensions in NL re potential mergers & acquisitions in e.g. banking and energy; doing business with e.g. China (including Taiwan) and India.
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; Chair ASIS Benelux
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
Managing 21st-century political risk. Today’s threats are more complicated but the remedies don’t have to be – Condoleezza Rice – Harvard Business Review