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 12 per cent of the world merchant fleet 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.
Jan Michelsen - Sales Director
Jan Kragh Michelsen is Sales Director and has overall responsibility for the global sales & marketing organisation.
Before joining Risk Intelligence in 2018, Jan was Vice President at Cobham where he focused on strategic and global sales, as well as having overall responsibility for global maritime business. He has over the years been deeply involved in delivering Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to ship owners and ship managers globally.
Jan previously worked in different sectors of the maritime industry: from sales management positions at leading maritime high-tech companies to assignments as a commanding officer on coastal patrol vessels. Jan is a master mariner graduate from Svendborg International Maritime Academy and a commissioned naval officer in the Royal Danish Navy. He also holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.
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.
Prof. Dr. Omera Khan - Executive Strategy Advisor
Omera joins Risk Intelligence as an Executive Strategy Advisor. Omera has gained international recognition for her research and thought leadership in Supply Chain Risk Management and she is regularly invited as a keynote speaker at global conferences and corporate events. At Risk Intelligence, Omera brings her strategic supply chain risk management expertise to support the development and execution of LandRisk, lead client seminars and workshops and deliver customised management consultancy.
In addition, Omera is an advisor to several universities developing courses in logistics, supply chain and operations management and regularly teaches on an adjunct basis at universities around the world. Omera’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals and is lead–author of the “Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends” and “Product Design and the Supply Chain – Competing through Design”.
Lisbeth Skjødt - Admin and Communication Manager
Lisbeth manages the daily administration and communication tasks at Risk Intelligence, and is heading all web-based development projects. Lisbeth is also the main point of contact regarding all Risk Intelligence System support and maintenance of the Risk Intelligence web-sites.
Lisbeth, who has been working for Risk Intelligence since 2010, holds a master's degree in history and communication. Before joining the Risk Intelligence team she worked with film, television and advertising as a producer and project manager.
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.
Niels Worsoe - LandRisk Project Manager
Niels is the manager of the LandRisk project at Risk Intelligence. He is responsible for the development and execution of the LandRisk application.
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.
Steve Bacot – LandRisk Project Deputy
Stephen supports the LandRisk Project Manager with the development and administration of the LandRisk Application.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Troels Hessellund - Analyst
Troels is employed as analyst with focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.
Troels has a background in the Danish Defence. He has served as a military linguist in Arabic, as cultural advisor, and as a staff officer with NATO’s maritime forces.
His experience includes deployment with the Royal Danish Navy on the anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa.
He holds a MSc in Political Communication and Management from Copenhagen Business School.
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.
Jim Pascoe - International Sales Manager
Jim Pascoe comes to Risk Intelligence with a diverse background, both from the commercial world since 2010 and prior to that as a Royal Marine Commando officer.
Whilst serving in UK Forces he commanded troops involved in maritime interdiction, maritime counter terrorism and conventional land operations. Since leaving the Royal Marines, he has worked as a consultant, delivering organisational change, primarily looking at the values and human behaviours, in particular those of C-suit staff across several large organisations.
Kirsten Ernst Weber - Sales Lead Generation Manager
Kirsten joined Risk Intelligence as Sales Lead Generation Manager in June 2018 and is responsible for driving lead generating activities including campaign and marketing management. Before joining Risk Intelligence Kirsten was Senior Marketing Manager at Oracle. Kirsten has extensive experience in international marketing management, lead generation and strategic campaign management from the IT industry.
Kirsten holds a master’s degree in business administration and mathematical business economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Julia van der Kooij - Sales Lead Generation Assistant
Julia is the Sales Lead Assistant and has been with Risk Intelligence since August 2017. Before coming to Risk Intelligence Julia worked for the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) carrying out primary inspections as well as ensuring the country’s security and prosperity by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.
Julia is a graduate from McMaster University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and is currently working towards obtaining her master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.