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.
Joram has over a decade experience working in large consultancy and agency firms. As a versatilist, he combines his skills in strategy consulting and creativity with in-depth knowledge of risk advisory and security.
With over 20 years of experience in various roles within defense intelligence and a background in geospatial intelligence and data analysis, Petra brings extensive knowledge on how to best transform data into actionable intelligence.
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, who has a background in International Relations and Military Strategy, specializes in Middle Eastern politics and organized crime. She has expertise in intelligence and security, especially non-state actors’ threats.
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.
He specializes in climate risk, cyber security, and finance. His extensive experience at the EU and the ISA showcases his expertise in policy and geopolitical analysis. With a talent for synthesizing data, conducting research, and offering insights.
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.
Christiaan, with 9 years of experience in academic research and teaching, now serves our clients by analyzing, and advising on, the tangled web of politics and activism, international relations, war, and security threats. He holds a PhD in History.
Studying Crisis and Security Management, Jaïr is supporting the Proximities team during a 6-month internship. With a specialization in Intelligence and National Security, he is motivated to put his theoretical understanding into practice.
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.
Petra is the financial backbone of Proximities. Her expertise in accounting and finance is matched only by her unwavering commitment. Petra ensures a secure and thriving financial landscape for our organization.
Lars, with a background in the Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commando, ventured into humanitarian, emergency, and crisis management arenas. His approach combines innovation with practical solutions, promoting effectiveness and adaptability in his work.
Michael is a former Dutch Armed Forces officer & intelligence operative. As a Senior Security Advisor in a Norwegian consultancy firm, he excels in crisis management. With a hands-on approach, Michael simplifies complexities for effective solutions.
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