Drs. Ilja M. Bonsen has studied Political Science in Leiden, The Netherlands, Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and European Management at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. After working as an ICT consultant for 8 years, in 2006 Ilja working for the Business Unit of Biological and Chemical Protection of TNO Defense, Security and Safety in The Netherlands. Ilja managed mainly projects that had an international outlook, project concerning CBRN terrorism and critical infrastructure protection. Projects he led for TNO included the EU funded Airsecure on airport security, the Netherlands DHS funded CBRN Critical Infrastructure protection projects and projects for The Netherlands MOD and the European Defense Agency.In 2009 he started IB Consultancy, a Netherlands based consultancy company specialized in applying knowledge on protecting people and objects against CBRNE terrorism. In 2017 he founded the CBRNe Society, a foundation that serves as the nucleus of the global CBRN, C-IED, EOD and demining community by developing and sharing knowledge, promoting innovation and building bridges between relevant governmental, military, industrial and scientific stakeholders.