Brigadegeneraal Hans Damen Logistiek

Welcome to the website of Hans Damen, retired Brigadier-general and veteran of the Royal Netherlands Army with 40 years of experience in the Ministry of Defense. I was honored to be elected as the Best Civil Servant of the Netherlands in 2013 and recognized as a Logistics Guru in 2018. Throughout my career, I have placed great importance on leadership, initiative, and achieving concrete results. I am passionate about change management, diplomacy, innovation, military operations, and fostering intensive cooperation with NATO, EU, other government agencies, and commercial businesses. My time at the MOD has been characterized by my commitment to excellence and my unwavering dedication to serving my country. Read my bio.

Hans Damen strategisch adviseur Insparcom

I offer my services for projects and assignments related to innovation, organizational development, (crisis)management, logistics, (international) cooperation, and communication. As a consultant, coach, inspirator, sparring partner, or co-creator, I am dedicated to driving success and fostering growth.I am also available as a speaker or chairman for conferences, working dinners, or brainstorming sessions. As a bridge builder between government, non-profit organizations, and commercial businesses. II possess EU and NATO security clearance and am equipped to navigate complex challenges and relationships with ease. Key words are Inspiration Participation and Communication, but much more is possible. Learn more about  my expertise, or Contact me to discuss the options. 

Rob Bauer
Admiral Rob Bauer
Chairman Military Committee / NATO

He makes change happen

Hans Damen not only talks about the need for change, he walks the talk and makes change happen.

Michel van Buren
Michel van Buren

With intelligence, humor, his own input and respect…

Hans was the chairman of our annual "Survival of the Fittest" congress in 2017. We could not have wished for a better one. With intelligence, humor, his own input and respect for the insights and experiences of others, Hans was the connecting factor between the different speakers that day.

Jasmijn Baldinger
Jasmijn Baldinger
Vice President / Cap Gemini

A real game changer

Hans is a real game changer who likes to explore and enter unknown territory. Where there's a will, there is a way. Hans's energy and drive are inspiring and infectious.

Gerard Schiebroek
Gerard Schiebroek
Managing Director / Visma | Raet

He always strives for win-win

Hans is great to work with: authentic, out-of-the-box and he always strives for win-win.

Machiel van der Kuijl
Machiel van der Kuijl
Chairman / Evofenedex

Straight to the point

Hans is a great networker, straight to the point; a tad impatient; transparent, allergic to nonsense and moreover Hans is also very funny.

Robert Rhemrev
Robert Rhemrev
Owner and Course Director / Impian Divers

friendly, professional, customer-oriented

Divemaster Hans is friendly, professional, customer-oriented and makes a valuable contribution to the Impian diving team. What a privilege to have someone with Hans' work experience as a colleague in your diving school.

Lt-gen (R) Ben Hodges
Commander Allied Land Command. / US Arrmy

First choice for complex problem-solving

Hans Damen is always my first choice when I need a teammate to help with complex problem-solving in an international environment.

George Scutaru

Ideal partner

Hans Damen is a professional, intelligent, non-conformist; an ideal partner when you want to have an opinion out of the box. I'm very proud to be one of Hans' friends.