Marc Cools


Marc Cools holds a PhD in Criminology (Free University of Brussels) and certificates in  Business Economics (IPO Management School- Antwerp University) and International Management in the Telecommunications Industry (London Business School).

Yvan De Mesmaeker

Secretary General, ECSA

Yvan De Mesmaeker graduated as a Civil Engineer (academic degree between a MSc and a PhD) from the Free University of Brussels in 1986 and studied Finance and International Marketing at a post academic level (studies in Dutch, French and English).

Filip Smeets

CEO, Arxia

Filip Smeets received his Master’s degree in Criminological Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He has been active in the security sector for thirteen years, during which he has held various managerial positions throughout the operational and support departments.

Tara Visscher

ASIS International, Benelux Chapter

Tara Visscher studied Integrated Safety and Security. After her studying, she worked for the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. A year later, she started a Master at the Radboud University with a major in Safety and Security.