Eduard J. Emde, CPP, Assumes Presidency of ASIS International

Netherlands native, Eduard J. Emde, is the first non-U.S. president in ASIS International's 57-year history, largest organization for security management professionals worldwide. Currently, Emde is principal consultant for BMKISS Europe, an independent security support organization based in the Netherlands, and the first non-U.S. practitioner to serve as president of ASIS. Emde joined the organization in 1990 as a student.

"The intrinsic value of ASIS is the composition of the membership body. Over the course of its long and rich history, ASIS has established itself as the leading forum for security practitioners to expand and deepen their understanding of security best practices through peer-to-peer education and networking," said Emde. "My primary objective as president is to grow membership globally, while also continuing to broaden and enrich the overall membership experience for all members."

Emde has more than 20 years of experience in security and security risk management. Previously, he served as manager, consultancy services for Interseco in The Hague, Netherlands, and as head, safety and security, at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre. He's also served as a security consultant with KPMG's Forensic & Integrity Services and as vice president, group security with ABN AMRO Bank.

In addition, Emde has served on the boards of various associations in the field of risk management and security, including the Dutch Society for Risk Management and OSAC Netherlands. A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1998, he previously served as regional vice president in Europe and as a board member and chair of the Benelux Chapter. Emde also served as a trainer for CPP review courses.

He received a master's degree in Organizational Analysis and Behavior from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and degrees in Business Administration and Dutch Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He holds CPP and CISSP certifications.

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