Booz Allen Hamilton Expands to the Netherlands
On 25 February, InnovationQuarter commended Booz Allen Hamilton’s growing footprint in the Netherlands, expanding its presence in The Hague. They will open an office at the HSD Campus. The expansion was celebrated at the Dutch IT Security Pavilion during the RSA Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen is a global technology and management consulting firm, employs more than 27,000 employees globally with expertise in analytics, digital solutions, engineering and cybersecurity. Founded in 1914 and headquartered in McLean, Virginia, the firm has more than 80 offices worldwide.
Booz Allen employs continuous cyber innovation, sophisticated tradecraft, and top talent to deliver results. Booz Allen’s diverse clients span Fortune 100, Global 2000 companies, and nearly every U.S. federal and security agency. Based on a 2019 Frost & Sullivan report, Booz Allen is North America’s largest cybersecurity provider. Whether helping to understand and reduce risk posture or creating advanced algorithms to detect and stop attacks before they spread, Booz Allen supports its clients’ most critical cyber challenges.
Booz Allen executive vice president Bill Phelps, leader of the firm’s U.S. Commercial business: “The cyber threats facing organisations today and the malicious actors intent on doing harm can reach beyond borders in increasingly sophisticated ways. We are proud to grow our global footprint with a talented security team in The Netherlands that will put regional expertise to work for clients, leveraging Booz Allen’s world class cyber trade-craft and building on our long tenure serving clients across Europe.”
Support from Dutch partners
When considering the Netherlands as a destination for business expansion, the Invest in Holland network is available for support. The network is a collective of Dutch agencies promoting the country, including the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) with 26 offices abroad and 12 Dutch regional partners. InnovationQuarter is the regional economic development agency for the greater Rotterdam - The Hague area and got in touch with Booz Allen through NFIA’s Atlanta office.
After establishing customers and bringing in key management, Booz Allen decided to find the right office location with the help of IQ and The Hague Business Agency. The Campus of The Hague Security Delta soon proved to be the preferred office location as it serves as the physical meeting place for the cybersecurity industry. The cluster provides access to market, innovation, knowledge, capital and talent.
Philip Meijer, Senior Account Manager Cybersecurity at IQ: “We warmly welcome Booz Allen in the Netherlands and at the HSD Campus in The Hague. The company is a great fit to the local cybersecurity ecosystem, where the balance between cyber security and privacy is well organized. The lessons learned are particularly well developed in the context of The Hague Security Delta.”
In 2019 InnovationQuarter guided a record number of 56 (foreign) companies that opened a new branch or expanded existing activities in South Holland. Read More (in Dutch)