The odd sight
In a city torn by civil war, Dutch Special Forces officer Daan spotted a rare sight: two businessmen, immaculately dressed but in danger. Intrigued, he swiftly got them to safety. These men were utterly unprepared for the risks they faced, leaving Daan both puzzled and concerned.
Daan Brink brings over 20 years of experience in Dutch special forces and intelligence. His extensive operational background informs his hands-on advice and sharp analyses for Proximities clients, reflecting a commitment to their success.
With senior roles at major logistics firms, including CCO at DHL Express Benelux, Hans excels in business improvement, management development, and aiding businesses through organizational changes on multiple levels.
Tom is a seasoned researcher and licensed private investigator. He is responsible for ensuring that our screenings remain the highest-quality employment checks. Before Proximities, he was chairman of a national political youth organisation.
Jim has 20+ years experience as an officer at the Royal Dutch Army, where he was active in multiple operations in crisis areas. The work he did varied from different combat jobs to gathering, analyzing and processing intelligence.
Rosa brings 15+ years of information analysis experience for policymakers, diplomats, and military leaders. She has worked in diverse roles within Dutch military and national agencies.
With 15+ years of experience, David has served in operational, managerial, and instructional roles for Dutch military and national agencies. He has global experience in collecting, processing, and analyzing information crucial to our clients.
Robin leverages 25 years of government security expertise. Focused on global risk and security, he leads the intelligence team in translating complex insights into effective strategies bridging analysis with real-world execution.
Ruben, with an International Relations background focusing on Middle East terrorism, has a comprehensive understanding of security from both theoretical and operational perspectives.
Sylvia oversees our global back office operations, drawing from her experience at the Royal Dutch Consulates and Embassy in various locations. Her role is vital for our company's daily operations at Proximities.
Anthony offers top-tier IT advice to clients, helping implement projects effectively across various sectors, thanks to his extensive project portfolio.
Samantha, specializing in Middle East politics and pursuing a Military Strategy MA, assists with global security monitoring and background screenings. She has expertise in intelligence and security, especially non-state actors' threats.
Dana graduated in Political Science from Leiden University and earned a master's in International Security & Risk from the University of Southampton. With a broad range of interests, she's a valuable addition to our analyst team.
Scott, with 12 years in specialized military and intelligence units across the globe, informs decision-makers in defense and security agencies. He holds a First-Class Honors Degree in Intelligence and International Relations.
Diana supports in streamlining operations and enhancing productivity, making sure everyone at Proximities is set up for success.
Hans is a Cyber Threat Intelligence and Senior Geopolitical Risk Analyst with a specialisation in the Asia-Pacific region. He has an expertise in international relations, policy research, and economic analysis with a focus on Japan and the Koreas.
Vincent has a diverse experience across banking, cyber-security, diplomacy, and climate change in The Netherlands, the United States, and Japan. He's fluent in English and Dutch.
Chiara supports the team in providing security risk management services and investigations through the theory of risk, based on the tenets of probability, impact and vulnerability.
Arthur, our Security Officer in Juba, leverages extensive military experience to ensure safety and support of our client operations in South Sudan.
Rens, a former naval officer with 39 years' military experience, focused on Human Intelligence for 18 years in various global missions. Now, he conducts employment screening interviews for our clients.
Vincent is a former VP in the oil industry and fluent in Arabic. He is an experienced international HR professional who has worked in Syria, Gabon, Dominican Republic, UK and the Netherlands.
Dingeman, a 'Swiss army knife,' combines Dutch military experience as a scout officer and pilot. His expertise in risk spans operations, safety, and compliance. He manages transformation, advises on risk, blending strategic and operational support.
Henno runs our associate office in Kuwait. He has worked as a military officer, senior advisor and researcher. From Kuwait, he supports our customers in the region by identifying and mitigating security risks.
Hugo, an ex-Naval officer, specializes in maritime security, designing and auditing systems. With an MA in Defence Studies and experience at Shell, he offers unique insights into security challenges. He has a substantial security-related network.
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In an era where security is as fluid as the currents of innovation and geopolitics, falling behind is not an option. Proximities was founded on the understanding that the modern world demands state-of-the-art safety standards.