Jeroen van Zaalen

Senior Associate 



Jeroen Served 38 years in the Royal Netherlands Navy and left the Navy in the Rank of Captain, almost half of his career on operational ships and submarines at sea, including 4 years as commanding officer.

During his career Jeroen developed a solid and extensive experience drafting operational requirements for hydrographic survey vessels, new equipment on board the Walrus class submarines, aerospace replacement programmes, working as a submarine planner aide-de camp to HM the Queen and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces in the Caribbean.

At the end of 2020 Jeroen joined Unified International, eager to bring in his decades of accumulated experience and knowledge to optimize the positioning of customers in the aerospace, defense and maritime sectors as a Senior Associate Consultant

  • Ex-Royal Netherlands Navy Officer, 38 years in active duty
  • 18 years of operational experience in surface ships and submarines including several tours as commanding officer
  • Extensively involved in surface-, submarine- and aircraft modification and replacement programmes
  • Excellent planning and strategic skills
  • Experienced to operate in a politically sensitive environment
  • Passionate and determined to achieve appealing results with a team in a challenging environment