Government Affairs | Political Risk & Intelligence | K&P College Tours

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Who We Are

Our firm specializes in government affairs, geopolitical risk and issue consultancy and College Tours. Designed to protect critical business value, we provide scenario-based mitigation plans for political risks and opportunities which are a crucial part of any comprehensive business risk strategy.

Trust, discretion, gravitas, quality and positive mindset form the nucleus of our core principles and resonate in our advanced services and products specifically designed to mitigate unique risks and challenges.

Understanding, identifying and mitigating geopolitical risks and opportunities are imperative for critical corporate decision making and requires solid expertise and experience derived from business and politics. Our trusted, experienced international partners have strong backgrounds in politics and business.

Krijger & Partners is a strategically positioned corporate consultancy firm that operates at the convergence of business and politics and offers its clients bespoke intelligence-driven solutions by leveraging a unique blend of expertise drawn from the business, political, diplomatic and intelligence realms. We understand the drivers in international business and politics intimately.

With our Krijger & Partners College Tours we are reaching out to younger generations by trying to support them to make a real impact. We strongly believe in the next generation leaders who will inspire, motivate and mobilise people to act.

Our Services

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

Advisory services
1. International government relations support for businesses and organisations on political risk and issues e.g. regulations / legislation, reputational risk. 2. Augmenting effective interaction with key government decision makers, movers and shakers, regulators, special interest organisations. 3. Exclusively customized solutions: Intelligence-driven complex political problem solving, strategic interventions and contingency planning.
1. Scenario-based geopolitical risk exposure analysis and mitigation plans for incorporation into overall business strategies. 2. Stakeholder analysis, integrated power mapping and engagement plans. 3. Scénario: our exclusive geopolitical risk subscription service designed for international businesses covering impactful global developments.
1. Fact finding mission to country/cities of choice to meet local business and political experts who provide insights into key risks and opportunities, trends and developments, legislative and regulatory frameworks, stakeholders in politics, business and society. 2. Presentations, expert meetings, speaker arrangements, conferences and debates. Currently we are organising two college tours. One on democracy and the relations between the United States of America and the Netherlands and one on China as Rising Power. Global corporate diplomacy and pro-active stakeholder engagement.


Alex Krijger

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).

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.

Tom Smit

Tom Smit is a student with a keen interest in Government Relations and geopolitical risk analysis. He is currently finishing his BSc in Security Studies at Leiden University. US foreign policy, transatlantic relations and intelligence are one of his key interest areas. Tom is involved in several political organizations. Tom served as the vice-chairman for the Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy in the city of Utrecht. At Krijger & Partners, Tom is working on various international Government Relations projects and geopolitical events. He recently visited Kazakhstan for a fact finding mission.

Jaap Muijs

Jaap Muijs is currently in his final year of Bachelor Security Management and specializes in geopolitical risk management. As part of the study, he will be working in London from September 2019 to January 2020. In London, he wants to further specialize in geopolitical risk management. During his time in London, he will be involved in various projects for Krijger & Partners and will be the point of contact for the organization in London. He is also vice-president of the security management student platform, the study association within his study program.


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

The global context has changed dramatically: geostrategic fissures have re-emerged on multiple fronts with wide-ranging political, economic and social consequences. Realpolitik is no longer just a relic of the Cold War. Economic prosperity and social cohesion are not one and the same. The global commons cannot protect or heal itself. Politically, new and divisive narratives are transforming governance. Economically, policies are being formulated to preserve the benefits of global integration while limiting shared obligations such as sustainable development, inclusive growth and managing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Socially, citizens yearn for responsive leadership; yet, a collective purpose remains elusive despite ever-expanding social networks. All the while, the social contract between states and their citizens continues to erode.

World Economic Forum

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Lange Voorhout 11, 2514 EA The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 (0)70 22 11 940

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