Tom Middendorp // Strategic Advisor Netherlands

Expertise: Social, political and security risks, comprehensive strategy development and execution, change management, stakeholder management, interagency cooperation.

Locations: Western Europe, US, Northern Africa, Middle East (based in The Netherlands).

Tom was The Netherlands Chief of Defense for five and a half years and spent 38 years serving his country. He commanded soldiers on all levels, led a large multinational taskforce in the south of Afghanistan and was involved in over twenty different military missions as the Director of Operations. Tom has extensive operational and strategic experience of building unity of effort with different nations, governments, companies and many other stakeholders in order to deal with a wide range of security risks. He knows what it is to be ‘lonely at the top’ while restructuring your organization and continuously adapting it to a dynamic and complex security environment. He also knows what it is to work under extreme pressure with critical political and media attention watching every move you make. He is used to making comprehensive risk assessments and to managing change, which makes him the right person to support corporate leadership in managing complex risks and in designing and executing new strategies.