Valcon announces Raymond Knops as Partner 

Former Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations joins leading European technology and data consultancy

Utrecht, 09 April, 2024: Valcon, the leading European consultancy specialising in combining technology, data and consulting has today announced the appointment of former Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops, as Partner and strategic adviser to the business. 

As Partner, Raymond will act as strategic adviser to Valcon’s government team focusing on the further development of the government business, in addition to providing counsel and insight to other teams across the Valcon organisation. The position at Valcon will form part of Raymond’s current portfolio of roles, including his position as Chairman of The Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security (NIDV).

Valcon has enjoyed significant growth over the last five years, both organically and from acquisition. The company now has a community of over 1750 consultants, specialising in technology, data and artificial intelligence and consulting, in offices that span The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Serbia and Croatia. Leveraging Raymond’s knowledge from his 30-year career, which saw him start out in the military before moving to local politics and then a 17-year stint in national government, Valcon is looking forward to the fresh perspective Raymond will bring. 

Geert van den Goor, Group CEO of Valcon commented: “We are delighted that Raymond will be joining us as a Partner, in a strategic advisory capacity. He has a wealth of knowledge and industry experience garnered from his stellar career in politics and we think he will provide us with the insight we need to view our government business through a different lens. We always aspire to attract people of the best calibre to Valcon and Raymond’s appointment is testament to this approach. We are looking forward to working with him.”

Raymond Knops, Partner at Valcon commented: “After a 30-year career in executive positions in politics and the military, consulting is a new direction for me. I thrive on learning new concepts and skills and this position at Valcon fits the bill. Valcon has a fantastic ethos and culture as well as values that I personally strongly adhere and is led by a superb team. I can’t wait to start working with people across the business on exciting client projects, training and development for colleagues and providing advice and guidance for different teams.”


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Valcon is a European consultancy that drives sustainable change through combining technology, data and consulting. Its 1750 skilled professionals have expertise in connecting the critical links between strategy and operations with innovative technologies and data. Valcon works with clients across the spectrum, from small companies through to multi-national organisations. Valcon works with large organisations across multiple sectors, including financial services, retail, public sector, industrials and infrastructure. Valcon is backed by private equity firm Waterland. For more information go to  

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