Our team

Dr Heiko Borchert

is Owner and Managing Director of Borchert Consulting & Research AG. Since 1997 he has managed 100 consulting and study projects for public and private sector clients covering a diverse set off issues like armamements policy, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, defense biometrics, defense-related science and technology, energy, and resource supply security, maritime security, public-private security cooperation, and unmanned and autonomous (maritime) systems.

For many years he has provided advice to the internal audit office of a Ministry of Defense and supported public and private sector clients in identifying and addressing long-term security challenges. Dr Borchert is a frequent speaker and chairman at conferences and security-relevant training institutions, has authored more than 130 publications, and is co-editor of “Vernetzte Sicherheit,” a series of books focusing on the concept and practice of the Comprehensive Approach in security policy, and "Arab Defense Industry Papers." Dr Borchert is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where he studied international relations and received his PhD.

Center for Strategy, Economics & Technology

an international group of experts that combines senior-level management and consulting expertise in public and private sectors with sound methodological know-how and innovative analytical instruments.

REPUCO Unternehmensberatung

is a Vienna-based consultancy focusing on strategic management and stakeholder management for clients in the public and private sectors. Mag. Wolfgang Gattringer is CEO of REPUCO Unternehmensberatung.

Strategy Lab

is a Vienna-based consultancy focusing on strategic foresight and strategic management. Prof. DI Karl Rose is CEO of Strategy Lab.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

is a leading European think tank with a strong focus on interantional affairs, international security as well as resource and energy supply security.


is a Dutch consultancy focusing on risk and value management for critical infrastructure operators in the MENA and GCC regioin. Verocy was established by Dr. Cyril Widdershoven.

Wise Pens International

is an expert group of leading European naval experts consisting of VADM (ret) Sir Anthony Dymock, VADM (ret) Lutz Feldt, VADM (ret) Patrick Hebrard, VADM (ret) Fernando del Pozo, and VADM (ret) Ferdinando Sanfelice di Monteforte.