Risk and Crisis Management
News and Social Media
NGO and Government Affairs
Crisis Communication and Reputation Management
HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) Management
Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity Planning
Humanitarian & Stress Support and Communication
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Managing Partner CS&A
Caroline Sapriel is the founder and Managing Partner of CS&A, a specialist risk and crisis and business continuity management consulting firm with offices in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States.
With over 25 years’ experience in risk and crisis management, Caroline is recognized as a leader in her profession and acknowledged for her ability to provide customized, results-driven counsel at the highest level.
Senior Partner CS&A
Dirk Lenaerts is Joint Managing Director of CS&A. Dirk works with clients internationally to assess risk, evaluate their crisis management capabilities and designs response structures and processes specifically suited to their organization, environment, culture, and the risks and issues they face.
Dirk Lenaerts is particularly involved in the development of products and tools, such as Crisiscom© and CrisisScan©, that help clients enhance their risk and crisis management capability.
EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA
Benjamin Sylvand is an Associate with CS&A based in France. With extensive negotiation and mediation experience, Benjamin Sylvand supports clients in the analysis of conflict and complex situations and the development of bespoke response strategies as well as the conduct of negotiation and mediation.
As CS&A’s Business Manager, Barbara Helmer supports the CS&A team in all aspects of business administration and liaison with international clients leads including contracts and finances.
Barbara also supports and participates in the facilitation and delivery of client projects.
Branding & Digital Transformation Specialist
Daniela is CS&A International’s Branding & Digital Transformation Specialist. She joined in 2018 and is responsible for graphic design, branding, digital marketing, as well as the implementation of CS&A’s solutions for clients internationally.
Based in London, Manuel Vicente is a senior international executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and specific expertise in sustainability and climate change.
In his more recent role, Manuel focused on shaping and delivering the Sustainability and ESG strategy leading the global business crisis team in actively managing the impacts of the Russian-Ukraine conflict on clients and operations.
Associate Cameraman & Film Director
A longstanding associate of CS&A International, Jurrit is a cameraman and photographer based in Belgium working with CS&A clients throughout Europe.
With over twenty years experience, he is an indispensible professional who co-delivers CS&A’s training programmes including Crisis Media Training, Spokesperson Coaching and Crisis Simulation Exercises
Ian Tope is a Senior Associate with CS&A based in the United Kingdom. Through his experience in Senior Leadership positions in the oil and gas industry across the globe, Ian Tope provides CS&A’s clients with best practice in Technical Safety Engineering, Process Safety Assurance, Project Management and Risk Management.
John de Beus
John de Beus is an Associate with CS&A based in Spain. Prior to joining CS&A, John has had a wide-ranging career in Shell, which included the development and operationalization of company capability to carry out business contingency and continuity planning, crisis management and operational emergency response.
Alan Morrison is an associate of CS&A based in the Governor's office in Montserrat with a focus on hurricane and volcano preparation and response, providing clients worldwide with expert counsel on all types of business continuity, crisis management and emergency response issues.
Nick is an associate with CS&A International based in London. With nearly 30 years’ experience across a number of sectors – financial services, healthcare, technology, outsourcing, deep-water drilling, auctioneering and silicon mining and production, Nick brings legal expertise to CS&A clients preparing or responding to emerging issues and crises.
Of Russian nationality, Lina Kolesnikova is an Associate with CS&A based in Brussels, with extensive experience in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors including the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), the Centre for European Policy Studies and the International Crisis Group.
Aung Win is an Associate with CS&A based in Yangoon, Myanmar. With extensive safety management experience the oil and gas industry specifically, Aung Win supports clients in the development of emergency response scenarios, training and exercises, as well as in various aspects of safety assessments and audits.
Thomas Helmer is a Senior Director with CS&A based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CS&A, Thomas Helmer had a wide-ranging career in Shell, which included assessing the effectiveness of risk management, business contingency planning and continuity, crisis management and emergency response.
SBased in Hong Kong, Rex is a CS&A Associate active in the Asia Pacific area since 2004 providing independent security consultation services including risk assessments, security planning, system design, security audits, investigations and forensics, penetration testing, event security system integration and training.
Stéphane Prud’homme is an Associate of CS&A based in Montreal, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in Canada, in China and in Southeast Asia, with both large Canadian corporations and international agencies, in the fields of crisis management and emergency communication, reputation management, credibility building, global communication strategy, traditional and online public relations and business communication.
André Benoît is an Associate of CS&A based in Montreal, Canada. He has over 25 years of experience in the Americas, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, holding senior expatriate roles within large global CPG companies in the tobacco and food industries, active in the fields of public affairs, government relations, global strategic communications, and reputation & crisis management in high-pressure, rapidly changing business environments.