Need for Geopolitical Awareness in Firms: The Energy Transition | HCSS: The importance of mapping the global political landscape

June 19, 2024

With great pleasure, we extend an invitation to our exclusive dinner featuring Han ten Broeke (Director of Political Affairs) and Jilles van den Beukel (Strategic Advisor Energy) from The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). As geopolitical conflicts increasingly shape and possibly disrupt our world economy, geopolitics can no longer be ignored in the boardroom. Companies must engage in geopolitical due diligence. Occurrences such as Putin’s gas supply manoeuvres, Bidens Inflation Reduction Act and the intricate risks associated with supply chains concentrated in China have profound global implications. Han and Jilles will provide a detailed exploration of current issues, focusing on the geopolitics of the energy transition and sharing considerations about geopolitical due diligence for companies anno 2024.

Han ten Broeke, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)

Jilles van den Beukel, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)

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Han ten Broeke

Director of Political Affairs

After a fourth term as a member of the House of Representatives for the leading conservative-liberal VVD faction, Han ten Broeke held the position of senior member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and acted as chairman of the Armed Services Committee. He also led the Dutch delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Before that, he was VVD list leader for Defense and EU affairs. As an ardent champion of public ideals, he believes in the power of ever-present potential as an indispensable tool for a better, more sustainable future.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)

Jilles van den Beukel

Strategic Advisor Energy

Jilles van den Beukel is an energy specialist. His research focuses on the oil and gas industry, energy markets and the energy transition. He is a regular contributor to IEX, Energeia (the energy news service of the FD) and various research institutes and think tanks.
Jilles holds a PhD in geophysics from Utrecht University. He worked for Shell at various locations in the Netherlands, the US and Gabon in research, exploration and development. As a principal geoscientist he was responsible for the subsurface development of oil and gas fields, North Sea offshore drilling campaigns and, before leaving Shell in 2015, Denmark exploration.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)

Herman Levert

Director Flevum Corporate Network



This evening’s Vision Dinner revolves around interactively exploring the impact of geopolitical events on businesses and the resources required to generate value for both share- and stakeholders. Within this small gathering exclusive to boardroom members, there is opportunity for open discussions with Han, Jilles and other participants. Your participation in this enlightening evening is highly valued!


Location: Michelin-star Restaurant Central Park, Oosteinde 14, 2271 EH Voorburg

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
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  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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