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 15 years 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.
Krijger & Partners is a network-organisation. Alex works together with a diverse group of trusted, local, senior and experienced professionals around the world. 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 and international companies in e.g. industry, energy, maritime, banking and international organisations. Currently the main issues we are working on are related to the future of the business and investment climate in NL; the energy transition; doing business with e.g. China (including Taiwan) and India.
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