Maarten currently works as a Digital Strategy Consultant at Gartner, where he focusses on high-level transformation projects within the public sector – specifically at NATO and the EU. Prior to his employment at Gartner, Maarten worked as a senior security consultant at PwC where he provided public and private organizations with support in crisis management, organizational resilience and hybrid threats.
Maarten started his professional career within the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union (EU), where represented the Kingdom of Belgium in the Cyber (HWPCI) and Hybrid (HWPERCHT) Working Parties of the Council. Furthermore, he is still active as a reserve officer in the Defence Policy Unit of the Staff Department Strategy (ACOS STRAT).
Academically, Maarten holds an LL.M. in European Law from Leiden University, an Executive MA in EU External Relations & Security Policy at the VUB and is in the process of finishing an Advanced MA in International Security & Contemporary War at King’s College.