Ben Govers

Senior Advisor / Project manager

Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

The Netherlands

Ben works for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. He a Senior Advisor Crisis Coordination within the National Crisis Centre, dealing mostly with national security, cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. Ben was the project manager for the international exercise VITEX EU 2016. In this exercise, Government bodies and Transport System Operators (TSO’s) from a large number of EU member states engaged in discussion with each other, based on a cross border scenario concerning energy shortage. The exercise was held in May 2016, and was organized by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) in the Netherlands, and financed from the Internal Security Fund (ISF) of the European Commission.