Dr Henrik Heidenkamp is the Coordinator for Policy Management and Plans at NATO's SHAPE in Mons, Belgium.
He is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the Allied Command Operations (ACO) Strategic Management system. He coordinates the production and execution of the ACO Strategic Management Plan and as such has direct responsibilities for the development of ACO’s objectives and for managing the plan to deliver the core military outputs within the resources assigned.
Prior to his current NATO role, Dr Heidenkamp has worked as a Research Analyst with NATO’s Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Lisbon, Portugal. As a member of JALLC’s Operations Division, he planned and conducted JALLC analysis projects on military-political, strategic, and operational level themes.
He has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) in London. He assessed the role of the private sector in defence, national and international defence management approaches, strategic options for defence businesses, and contemporary aspects of European and international security and defence policy.
Before joining RUSI, Dr Heidenkamp worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Queen's Centre for International Relations in Canada. He also worked for the military policy branch of the German Ministry of Defence in Berlin.