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About 4Leadership

Lieutenant General (retired) Kees Matthijssen has led in four missions, each in a commander's position, in complex and
risky circumstances. He is willing to put his experiences at the service of other organizations and their management/leadership.


4Leadership refers on the one hand to his four missions as commander and on the other hand to his willingness to share his experiences and lessons with leadership of any organization.

As a speaker he informs and inspires many people by speaking about
his experiences and leadership, but also about themes such as the ones below

Kees is not only available as a speaker, but also as a consultant or advisor to serve you with his experiences.

Kees tailors his input to your needs. Please feel free to contact us for an initial introduction without obligation.

About Kees

Lieutenant General (retired) Kees Matthijssen has had an impressive military career. He started as a conscript soldier and then became a professional officer. He held many command and staff positions, both nationally and internationally.
Most striking is that he fulfilled a commander's role in four missions, each at a different level. Kees was, among other things, commander of a Dutchbat III company during the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.
In his last position he was Force Commander of the UN mission MINUSMA in Mali, responsible for almost 14,000 blue helmets with 60 different nationalities.

A special position for him and for the Netherlands that brought him a wealth of experience at an international political and military strategic level.

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