Harold Bousché Msc

Business Director National Security

TNO Defence, Safety & Security

The Netherlands

Harold Bousché MSc is Business Director National Security at TNO Defence, Safety & Security. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Twente and specialized in mechatronics. He has over 25 year experience in the field of defence, national security and crisis management. He started his career at the Royal Netherlands Army, was employed by the NL Ministry of Defence as R&D coordinator, followed by a commercial career at Thales and later Philips. In 2004 he joined TNO as strategic consultant helping to rationalize Netherlands defence policy. Currently he is responsible for the TNO national security, critical infrastructure protection and emergency management research portfolio. The research activities of Harold Bousché and his team are undertaken in close cooperation with the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism in The Netherlands.