Ronald recently joined MSS as Associate Director Maritime Security. Ronald – a 1986 Naval Academy Royal Netherlands Marine Corps officer graduate – has a broad general background and likewise interests. Ronald left the service in 2000 to pursue a civilian career. Amongst others he managed a renowned company supplying the Dutch police and military, resulting in having an excellent network in the defence industry. After 5 years of managing commercial enterprises Ronald founded his own training and consultancy business. With this company Ronald provided training and consultancy for Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) missions worldwide. He trained and advised many officers participating in CIMIC operations. With a passion for safety and security Ronald combines an overall assessment capability with an operational and ‘eyes for details’ practical view.