The Failover Plan Podcast

EP20: Developing Your Skills Through Service | Michael Crooymans

November 30, 2020

Episode Summary:

Participation in industry association’s governing boards, oversight committees, mentoring, and consulting groups, can have considerable influence on the development and direction of your profession.  

In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Michael Crooymans, the Global Resilience Officer for Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting). His current focus is establishing and implementing the Global Resilience program which focuses on improving the maturity of Business Continuity and crisis/major incident management in the organization. However, he’s also well known for his considerable efforts in building the business continuity professional practices through his volunteering. We will get to hear how he's applied that work into his professional life.

Guest Bio:

Michael is the Global Resilience Officer for Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting). His current focus is establishing and implementing the Global  Resilience program which focuses on improving the maturity of Business Continuity and improving the crisis/major incident management capability. Collaboration with other disciplines is essential in achieving this. Michael was also a member of the Board of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and leads the BCI Netherlands Chapter. As a BCM and Crisis Management (CM) subject matter expert at ISO he has worked on many BCM and CM (related) standards. Prior to joining Signify he was an ICT and Business continuity consultant for over 14 years.

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