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 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 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