Marcel van Paeschen


  • Europe
  • Operational and Protective Services

Marcel van Paeschen is the Principal for the protective services and training department, working out of London and Amsterdam. In this role he is responsible for all protective services tasks and training projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Leading all operational tasks like; event security and management, executive protection, AGMs, protection of a team or an individual, secure transport services, venue and site surveys, reactive surveillance, covert security operations and discreet low-profile protection.

Previously at Control Risks, Marcel worked as a Specialist Security Consultant in the Crisis and Security Consulting department of Benelux. In this role he was responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive security risk management programmes, as well as tailored support for existing programmes for private, public and non-profit or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Other responsibilities included offering specialist security advice and managing security projects in complex or hostile environments, giving security awareness and family security briefings; and providing event security and close protection for key individuals.

Recent tasks that Marcel has worked on include:

  • Security support during various WC FIFA events 2009, 2014, 2019
  • Security manager for the world’s largest fine arts and antiques fair TEFAF
  • Security manager for HNWI events and major award events in Europe and Africa
  • Project Manager for TICAD event supporting Japanese clients in Nairobi 
  • Executive Protection support for UK based in premier league since 2008
  • Project management for major USA sport events in UK 2018
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Marcel worked for 24 years in the Dutch armed forces. He is a certified Company Security Officer (CSO) under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. Has a Certificate in risk management (Netherlands LOI), Diploma Private Investigator (SVPB), Certificate in comparing theory and practice; terrorism and counterterrorism (Coursera). He speaks English, Dutch and German. He is a registered (N’Lloyd) Operational Security Profiler (OSP) and had training in OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and certificate in crowd management and emergency evacuations.


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