Derk Wisman - CEO

Derk Wisman

CEO and Managing Director

Major (res) Derk Wisman oversees all MSS Defence activities and has a particular focus on business in Africa and the Middle-East. He joined the Naval College in 1984 to become an officer in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. He served during operations in Iraq and Cambodia.

Derk left the active service in 1995 to pursue a civilian career. In 2002 Derk joined Control Risks Group Ltd, an international risk management consultancy company. As senior consultant Derk advised many international organizations on crisis & security management issues. Derk has helped to bolster crisis management capabilities and assisted to counter external threats like kidnapping, extortion, terrorism and armed robbery.

In 2009, after finishing his last tour as reserve officer in the role of COS of the 2nd Marine Batallion he became an entrepreneur and founded MSS Defence. With 17 offices and many customers around the globe Derk is a frequent traveller to hostile and non-permissive countries.

Areas of expertise

+ Military supply chain management

+ Special interest in Africa, Middle-East and Asia

+ Mountain & arctic warfare

+ Crisis & security management