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About Erik de Vries

Erik is a versatile and experienced international security- and crisis expert.

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Erik de Vries, CPP, PSP, CPOI

Erik is director and founder of DutchRisk. He is a crisis and security management expert with a broad experience and a great deal of involvement in the field of security.

Erik started his career as a professional officer with the Royal Dutch Army. He left the army as a captain in 1994, after which he lived in Indonesia for three years and worked as general manager for a timeshare project. In 1998 Erik joined G4S, the largest private security organization in the world.

In 2011, Erik founded his own company. Through DutchRisk, he assists organizations in finding a good balance between their risks and ambitions and to prepare for crises.

In addition to his daily work, Erik is chairman of the ASIS European Board.

Over the years, he has acquired a strong position within the European security field.

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Advies is vooral luisteren. Vaak is de oplossing al in een grove schets bedacht, maar weet onze opdrachtgever het niet goed te verwoorden of te onderbouwen voor besluitvorming. Of het ontbreekt aan draagvlak voor een moedige besluit of om nu eens echt 'uit of the box' te denken.

My strength lies in formulating and presenting advice in such a way that our client does gain support from their decision makers and achieves the desired results.

Crisis management

Er is niets leuker dan een mooi scenario voor een crisisoefening te schrijven met als resultaat dat de crisisteamleden na de oefening (vaak met een rode blos van inspanning) constateren dat 'deze oefening toch wel erg realistisch' was. En meestal met de toevoeging: 'dit moeten we toch aan gaan pakken'.

Security certification

As a security professional, holding a security certification such as CPP, APP, PSP, PCI or CPO, distinguishes you from others. I really enjoy setting up and teaching preparation courses for these certifications. So win-win! And a success rate of more than 85% gives even more satisfaction.

Privacy support

This is Lynn's expertise.

Diploma's en certificaten

Practice what you preach! 

CPP (Certified Protection Professional)

PSP (Physical Security Professional)

CPO(I) Certified Protection Officer (Instructor)

Certificate VOL-VCA (Dutch Safety Certification)

Lead auditor ISO 28000 (Supply chain security)

Head of Emergency Response

OCOSD (Training for Special Services Officer in the Royal Dutch Army)

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Crisis management training and advice

Strategic security advice

Security training

Security certification

Coaching of security managers

My approach?

Tenacious and sometimes stubborn

Creates support through conviction

Motivational trainer

Pakkende crisisscenario's

Strategisch - details zijn voor later

Geen woorden maar daden ...


DutchRisk: Director and founder.

G4S: Executive Advisor G4S Risk Advisory, Risk Manager, Operational Manager Detention Centres, Manager Control Room, District Manager.

Bali timesharing project, Jakarta, Indonesia: General Manager.

Officier Koninklijke Landmacht: Hoofd Communicatie & Voorlichting, Hoofd sectie Interne Controle, 41 Pantserbrigade/41 Lichte brigade, Seedorf, Duitsland en Mentor officiersopleiding.

Extracurricular activities

Voorzitter ASIS European Regional Board of Directors

Vice-Chairman Crisis Management & Business Continuity community ASIS

LOI beroepenveld commissie Bestuur & Recht (Hbo Securitymanagement)

Hoofddocent Veiligheid van Euroforum/SBO (Studiecentrum voor Bedrijf en Overheid)

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