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Michel Rademaker

Deputy Director, Market and Operations

Michel Rademaker is the Deputy Director of HCSS. He has a degree in Transport and Logistics, obtained at the University of Tilburg. He gained fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer of The Netherlands Royal Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and served a term in former Yugoslavia. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at TNO The Netherlands as a project and programme manager and senior policy advisor for ten years. As NATO RTO project leader, he developed with his teams new serious gaming assessment methods for defence. He conducted several assessments of security technologies, including disruptive ones, and worked on numerous strategic security topics. He has written several book chapters, numerous research reports and articles. He served as secretary of the pilot joint venture TNO Clingendael Centre for Strategic Studies for three years and was one of the co-founders of its successor HCSS.

At HCSS he is responsible for business development. He is particularly interested in setting up multi-stakeholder projects on new and upcoming security and political economic themes. For example, with his team he supported the development of the Dutch national security strategy and crisis management exercises.

He is one of the initiators of The Hague Security Delta, the biggest security cluster in Europe, and leads projects for this cluster.
His fields of expertise include security strategy, policy, concepts and doctrines, technology surveys and assessments, and serious gaming techniques.
He is also initiator of the RMS Platform and his fields of expertise include the geopolitical and economic security implications of raw materials and energy supply; and the development of policies.

He frequently acts as moderator in workshops, as a trainer, as guest lecturer at various universities and speaker in conferences, and as a commentator in news media.
Follow him on Twitter @michelrademaker

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