Employees

Working at Risk Intelligence is both fun, challenging and a bit like making your hobby your job. It feels like family and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our workplace is an engaging and approachable hub of inspiring work, with a supportive and social atmosphere and a flexible work-life balance.

Hans Tino Hansen - CEO

Hans Tino Hansen is founder and CEO of Risk Intelligence. He specialises in intelligence and maritime security risks for shipping, offshore, oil and gas companies. In addition, he has been advising a range of companies and governmental organisations at management level since 2001.

He has led the development of the “Four Circles Model” for understanding the impact of and inter-relation between terrorism, insurgency, organised crime and piracy. From 2005 the company started analysing piracy in general and Somalia and West African piracy in particular. During 2007 he started development of the web-based global maritime security risks monitoring solution, MaRisk, which today is used by a number of private companies operating more than 14 per cent of the world merchant fleet in international traffic and by navies around the world.

He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen. Prior to his studies he served in the Danish Army for two years and later in the army reserve for eight years.

He has contributed to books on maritime security and is consulted as a commentator by the international and Danish media. 

Henrik Ehlers Kragh - COO

Henrik is Chief Operating Officer and overall responsible for delivering products and services to our clients. 

Henrik has been with Risk intelligence since 2013. Before joining Risk Intelligence Henrik was Head of Anti-Piracy Coordination in Maersk Line and he has been working with complex maritime risk and security issues since 2007. Henrik is a graduate from the Danish General Joint Staff Course and before retiring as a major Henrik held a number of command and staff positions, among other as an analyst at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS).

Henrik holds an international Master in Disaster Management from Copenhagen and Lund universities and has completed an Executive Program on Corporate Risk Management from Harvard Business School.

Jens Krøis - CFO

Jens Krøis is Chief Financial Officer and member of the senior management team and have overall responsibility of Finance and Investor Relations at Risk Intelligence. Jens has a long track record on corporate level in listed companies in the Nordic region.

Before joining Risk Intelligence Jens Krøis has worked in the last 5 years as a consultant and as a CFO assisting companies to raise capital on Nasdaq and Oslo Stock Exchange. Jens Krøis latest position was as CFO at a Norwegian listed (OSE) biotech company. Prior to his, Krøis had a long career in FLSmidth & Co (“FLSmidth”), a C20 listed company on Nasdaq in Denmark.

Jens Krøis has extensive knowledge and experience within finance, funding, raising of capital and investor relations and has a strong network in the capital market both locally and globally. He is experienced in compliance, financial reporting (both internal and external), and also reporting to the stock exchange and capital markets in general.

Jim Pascoe - Chief Commercial Officer

Jim is the Chief Commercial Officer, CCO, at Risk Intelligence, overall responsible for sales, marketing and client relations. He joined Risk Intelligence in 2018 as International Sales Manager. He was appointed Sales Director in June 2020 and was appointed CCO and part of the management team in September 2020.

As a Royal Marines Officer he specialised in information exploitation. Whilst serving in UK Forces he commanded troops involved in maritime interdiction, maritime counter terrorism and conventional land operations. 

Since retiring from the military, he has worked as a management consultant, delivering organisational change, primarily looking at the values and human behaviours, in particular those of C-suite staff across several large organisations. Alongside consultancy work he established, ran and exited his own company in the retail and hospitality sector.

Stefan Nonboe - Project Director

Stefan is Project Director at Risk Intelligence and he manages security projects related to shore-based and offshore installations.

Before joining Risk Intelligence Stefan was partner and Director of Security Projects in CUSTOS for almost 9 years, working with maritime security-related projects.

Stefan served 18 years in the Danish Naval Special Forces – Frogman Corps – working primarily in maritime counter-terrorism (MCT) and before retiring he was head of the MCT unit in the Frogman Corps.

David Friesem - Director

David is a Director at Risk Intelligence and he leads various security projects related to the Risk Intelligence Advisory services business unit where he is responsible for delivering products and services to our clients. Furthermore, David holds responsibilities in sales and business development initiatives.

Before joining Risk Intelligence David served in the military forces and later acquired over 25 years of experience in international security with a strong combination of expertise in various aspects of security (maritime, aviation, homeland protection, and security technologies) as well as in international marketing, business development and sales. He has proven experience managing complex, multidisciplinary security engagements and is globally recognised as an expert in maritime security and anti-piracy issues.

David was an official advisor to delegations to the UN and IMO on issues relating to maritime security and piracy and had an active role in creation of international policies regarding vessel tracking and the use of armed guards on merchant vessels in the ongoing effort against piracy. 

Niels Worsoe - Head of Operations

Before joining Risk Intelligence, Niels was Deputy Company Security Officer and Senior Security Advisor at Maersk Line. In this position, Niels was deeply involved not only in all daily operations and routines but also the long-term planning of projects and programmes in the whole spectrum of maritime security.

Niels is a former Tactical Officer in the Royal Danish Navy where he left with the rank of Commander. In his time in the navy, Niels held various positions in naval aviation, naval SOF, frigates and as project lead for maritime ballistic missile defence. Furthermore, Niels has specialised in the intelligence domain and has had several deployments as head of the intelligence branch.

Dr. Guy Wilson-Roberts - Head of Intelligence Analysis

Guy is responsible for managing the assessment and analysis components of Risk Intelligence products. His own research areas include Oceania and East Asia, as well as transnational organised criminal groups operating in the maritime realm.

Prior to joining Risk Intelligence in 2010, Guy worked on energy security in the private sector, and was a policy advisor for the New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Defence. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Auckland and worked in academia for a number of years following conferment.

Dirk Steffen - Head of West Africa Analysis

Dirk Steffen is the Head of West Africa Analysis at Risk Intelligence. He manages projects ranging from shipboard security surveys to accompanying vessels in high-risk areas. He is a proponent of intelligence-driven security for ships based on situational awareness, good tactical training and layered defensive measures.

Dirk served 12 years in the German Navy as a clearance diving and navigating officer on minehunters and as an instructor for ship divers. After leaving the navy in 2000 he worked on maritime security and oil & gas related projects in West and North Africa. He also retains a reserve commission as a Commander, which he exercises at the German Navy’s Fleet HQ in Glücksburg.

He holds an MA in military studies (naval warfare) from the American Military University.

Hanne Klintøe - Head of Communication and Marketing

Hanne Klintøe is Head of Communication and Marketing and responsible for the Risk Intelligence brand and communication architecture and channels, as well as strategic development and execution of lead and client marketing. 

Hanne has nearly 20 years' international brand, transformation and business development experience from her work as a human-centric strategic advisor to global Fortune 500 companies, startups and NGOs. Hanne was part of Risk Intelligence's early development team and has lead every stage of the company’s strategic brand and communication development for the past 10 years. 

Autodidact with a certification in Social Entrepreneurship from INSEAD, Hanne is also an Industry Leader at creative industry academy Hyper Island, and advises on sustainable business development pro bono. She is fluent in four languages.

Ian Wilkinson - PortRisk Manager

Ian is the PortRisk Manager at Risk Intelligence and is responsible for the content and assessments of the ports on the System. He is deployable and regularly visits ports and sea areas conducting on-site surveys.

Before joining Risk Intelligence Ian was the Ops and Plans Manager at Salama Fikira in Nairobi, dealing with the provision of embarked security teams for both land-based and seaborne tasks.

Ian served 27 years in the Royal Navy as an electronic warfare specialist, working in a wide variety of ships and shore establishments. Before leaving the service Ian was the UK’s in-theatre counter-piracy analyst at the UKMCC in Bahrain and attended regular industry forums, as well as representing the UK at the ONI Illicit Activities and Counter-Terrorism Conference in Washington. 

Steve Bacot – LandRisk Manager

Before joining Risk Intelligence, Steve served in the UK Parachute Regiment and has 15 years’ experience in international security. This has included support for governmental reconstruction programmes, commercial oil and gas projects and NGO humanitarian operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

With a  strong operational background in hostile and post-conflict environments, Steve has focused on policy development, risk and incident management and compliance to industry and international standards.

Steve is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Jesper Melchior Hansen - DutyOps Manager

Jesper is responsible for the team that monitors the daily threat picture and produces incident reports and alerts for the Risk Intelligence System. He is also the point of contact for clients on operational matters.

His responsibilities include ensuring that the duty ops watch is manned and the duty ops email is monitored at all times. Part of his job is also to verify, assess and analyse all the information gathered during the watch, together with the rest of the analysis team, before release on the System.

Jesper holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Copenhagen and he is a Captain in the Danish army reserve.

Jesper Storm Hansen - IT & Development Manager

Jesper is overall responsible for IT strategy and use of information technology, including development projects, operations and Application Management.

Before joining Risk Intelligence Jesper has worked as project manager, CIO and CEO being responsible for business development and project management within the areas of development and operation of web portals, IT in general, marketing, sales, and management, as well as utilization of the digital potential.

He has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing) from Copenhagen Business School.

Lars Albæk - Sales Manager and Special advisor

Lars Albæk is an external consultant at Risk Intelligence employed as Sales Manager, and Special advisor for LandRisk. Lars has been working on logistics anti-crime measures since 2002 working in numerous roles including Country Manager at Eurowatch and Securi-Track networks. 

Besides working with Risk Intelligence Lars runs AL-Kon which has for the last 10 years advised companies and authorities on the use of Tracking devices and control centre specifications. 
AL-Kon has also developed customized cargo tracking solutions for larger companies around Europe with an exceptionally high recovery rate of stolen goods.

Lars is originally Scient pol. Bsc. From Aarhus University. 

Dr. Dirk Siebels - Senior Analyst

Dirk is a senior analyst and duty watch officer at Risk Intelligence. His research areas include maritime security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in West and Central Africa, and he presents regularly at academic and military research institutions on related topics.

Prior to joining Risk Intelligence, Dirk served as an officer in the German Navy and worked as a journalist and public relations consultant for several years, advising clients on media and crisis communication strategies. He holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich in London and an MA in International Studies from Durham University.

Hans-Kristian Pedersen - Analyst

Hans-Kristian works as an analyst with Risk Intelligence, where his focus includes the Mediterranean and MENA countries. He is also the point of contact for interns and Secretary of the Risk Intelligence Advisory Board.

Hans-Kristian holds a master’s degree in political science from Durham University. His previous work experience includes the Royal Danish Navy and analysis work in Nepal.

Thomas Timlen - Analyst

Thomas Timlen, based in Singapore, is South East Asia Analyst. His background addressing maritime security threats began in the 1990s as an industry representative with BIMCO. Since then he has been involved with a variety of security related work including research conducted as a Visiting Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.

Kristian Bischoff - Analyst

Kristian works as an analyst at Risk Intelligence, where he has a geographical focus on Northern- and Eastern Europe.  In this capacity he will also be providing threats assessments to support the Land Risk project.

Kristian has previously worked as an assistant at Risk Intelligence during the launch of Port Risk, after which he joined the Danish Army for national service. Since then he has been a part of the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association, a Copenhagen based think-tank. 

He holds an undergraduate degree in Emergency- and Risk Management, and a master’s degree in Security and Strategy from the University of Exeter.

Katie Zeng Xiaojun - Analyst

Katie is an analyst with Risk Intelligence based in Singapore focusing on North, South and Central Asia. Prior to joining Risk Intelligence, Katie served as an Analyst with the Singapore Armed Forces Military Intelligence Organisation for 15 years.

She holds a BSc in Business Analytics from Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Kais Makhlouf - Analyst

Kais Makhlouf works as an analyst with Risk Intelligence, where he focuses on the MENA region, as well as on the Eastern Mediterranean. He has previous work experience as an analyst in the private intelligence sector and as a military linguist in the Danish Armed Forces.

Kais holds a BSc in International Business and Politics and a master's degree in Middle East studies, and he is fluent in several languages including Danish, Arabic, French and Russian, all of which he uses at a professional level.

Irene Dreier – Bookkeeper

Irene joined Risk Intelligence in April 2019 as a bookkeeper in finance. Irene is responsible for all daily bookkeeping, invoicing, vendors, payments and salaries.

Before joining Risk Intelligence, Irene worked for 7 years in a fashion/accessories company.

Irene has worked with bookkeeping and finance for more than 30 years in various industries like engineering, fashion/accessories as well as a period of self-employment.

Jan Michelsen - Client and Business Development Director

Jan Kragh Michelsen is Client and Business Development Director.

Update coming.

Frank M. Andersen - Regional Director Asia

Frank M. Andersen is Regional Director for Asia and manages our Singapore office.

Update coming.