Michel Rademaker

Deputy Director, Market and Operations

Michel Rademaker is one of the co-founders of HCSS and the deputy Director. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods.

At HCSS he is responsible for product and project development. He is particularly interested in setting up (inter)national multi-stakeholder projects, both with a combined qualitative as well as quantitative focus, on new and upcoming strategic security and geo-economic themes like cyber and raw materials etc. His fields of expertise include security strategy, policy, concepts and doctrines, technology assessments, geopolitical and economic security implications of climate change, raw materials and energy supply and serious gaming techniques. He implemented with his teams big data analytics in projects building interactive monitors and dashboards. He organizes Cyber Security Summerschools with international partners like NATO and Europol.  

Michel Rademaker was an initiator of The Hague Security Delta and recently supported the establishment of the Hyderabad Security Cluster in India. He is on the board of the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age and the Executive Committee of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

Michel has written several book chapters, and numerous research reports and articles. He frequently acts as moderator in workshops, as a trainer, as guest lecturer at various universities and speaker at conferences, and as a commentator in news media.

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