Jeroen Meijer

Senior Partner

Amsterdam

Jeroen Meijer serves as a Senior Partner and leads Control Risks’ business in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg), with offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. With his team, he is responsible for advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to risk management, security management, crisis management, business continuity and crisis communications.

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Jeroen Meijer serves as a Senior Partner and leads Control Risks’ business in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg), with offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. With his team, he is responsible for advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to risk management, security management, crisis management, business continuity and crisis communications.

His main competencies and experience consist of developing, implementing and maintaining global risk management, crisis management and crisis communications structures for both corporate and government clients. This includes the design of risk and crisis management strategy and policy, the development of plans, procedures and teams and the execution of scenario-based crisis exercises and training, aimed at developing both individual and team knowledge and skills. In the case of an actual crisis, Jeroen advises and supports clients throughout the different steps of managing the incident. He is also the Americas representative on Control Risks’ global maritime security team.


Jeroen’s recent experience includes:
  • Developing, designing and implementing Board of Directors level crisis management exercise for a strongly sales and marketing driven global manufacturing company. The objective of the exercise, in the context of the client's enterprise risk program, was to identify clear delineations and as such, construct well understood roles and responsibilities, for the Board, the executive team and the rest of the organization in times of existential crisis.
  • Developing, designing and implementing the global crisis management program for one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, in response to the company’s rapid global growth. The task was executed at the executive, regional and local levels, and resulted in all teams being properly trained and equipped to manage crises along pre-defined parameters.
  • Developing, designing and implementing the enterprise risk management program for a global manufacturing company, in response to the company’s strategic decision to change its search revenue mix with an increasing emphasis and dependency on growth in emerging and frontier markets. The task was executed with close involvement of the Board of Directors, executive team, business leaders and key operations.
  • Supporting a client in preparing for and managing a highly sensitive political crisis in a Middle East country. This included the set-up of the crisis management structures, situation analysis, scenario development, strategy development and development of the crisis communications strategy.
  • Designing extensive business continuity plans and supporting their implementation for the headquarters of a diversified resource company in Africa.

Prior to Control Risks, Jeroen was a communications consultant in The Netherlands, coaching and training leaders in business and government in effective communication with stakeholders through presentation and media training. During his tenure he specialized in reputation management and crisis communication, benefitting from his operational crisis management experience and his expertise in strategic crisis management. In this capacity Jeroen consulted with clients from both the profit and not-for-profit sectors.

The first 18 years of his career, Jeroen served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy in numerous management positions in various regions of the world. This career laid the foundations for his extensive operational crisis management knowledge. Jeroen still serves as a lieutenant commander in the Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve, specializing in merchant marine operations in risk areas. Jeroen holds a degree in mathematics from the Royal Netherlands Navy Academy/Delft University of Technology with a specialization in system reliability engineering/integrated logistic support and an honor Master of Arts degree in corporate and crisis communication from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He is fluent in both Dutch and English and has a good working knowledge of French and German.

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