“Crisis” is a word we have become all too familiar with over the last year. The importance of having proper crisis management procedures in place should not have to be emphasized anymore. The majority of the world population has experienced this global crisis firsthand. Was your company prepared to face this crisis?
Meet the Expert: Rosa Voulon
Rosa Voulon (45) came to Proximities after leaving the Dutch Ministry of Defence, where she worked for 18 years. She just started to get to know her new colleagues at Proximities when the pandemic hit and. This meant she had to get further acquainted online. Roughly one year after her transition from the government, the moment has come to find out what it has brought her so far.
Meet the Expert: Tom Leijte
For exactly four years now, Tom Leijte (27) has been working for Proximities. A good reason to look back and towards the future. Tom was a youth politician, as chairman of the VVD-youth organization JOVD he knows the ‘Binnenhof’ like the back of his hand, graduated cum laude as a historian and has been immersing himself in risk & security since 2016. At Proximities, he is a pioneer in information security and worked as a corporate security advisor for one of our clients.
Organisations that improve their information security usually take measures to tighten company procedures, enhance the protection of their systems or even limit the physical access within their office. One crucial element of information security is often overlooked though: the human factor. In the end, even if all other procedures and systems are fully secured, your information could still be vulnerable through the people who have access to it.
Meet the Expert: Roelof Schuurman-Meeske
Roelof Schuurman-Meeske, Risk Consultant at Proximities knows the company from the inside out. He joined right after its establishment. After his master’s in international Relations, he became Proximities’ first employee and started working as an analyst. Since then, both Roelof and the company have grown considerably.
Business travel in 2021
After a lot of companies cancelled their business trips last year because of COVID-19, 2021 will be the year to restart international projects. Sadly, however, travelling for business will never be the same. The ongoing change is perhaps best illustrated by an example of a project of one of our clients in Israel.
Damen & Proximities
Proximities is proud to announce our ‘preferred partnership
agreement’ with Damen Shipyards. Damen’s global exposure & healthy....
What can the private sector learn from the military?
Know what you’re getting yourself into when doing business in high-risk areas”, says Daan Brink, former military officer and owner of the company Proximities......
Vaccine: Deciding Factors
Many politicians, government employees and corporate managers perceive the COVID-19 vaccine to be the ‘holy grail’ that will allow the world to return to business as usual. As a result, many of them are anxiously awaiting
India & China: Brothers in Arms
Rivalry between China and India has flared up in recent weeks. Last week, Chinese and Indian forces engaged each other in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, resulting in the death of soldiers of both nuclear armed ‘big brothers of the region’. The two states have increased military expenditure over the last years and decades,...