Ben Swagerman

Of Counsel


Ben Swagerman is a former Dutch politican and public prosecutor. He was a member of the Dutch Senate in the First Chamber of Parliament from 2011 until 2016.

Between 2002 and 2006, Ben was Chief Public Prosecutor in Roermond, in the Netherlands. From 2006 until 2016 he served as Senior Vice President of KLM Security Services. He subsequently was appointed Chief Legal Compliance Officer at Qatar Airways until early 2019.

Ben currently serves as an interim Judge at the Court of Appeal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands and holds a master’s in Corporate and Social Economic Law and an MBA from IMD Lausanne.

Ben has in-depth experience in complex legal issues, including aviation and safety and security, white-collar crime, compliance, GDPR, in addition to quality, change, and risk management disciplines, with extensive experience in managing complex processes and a great variety of professionals. Ben has exceptional rhetoric (public speaking) and communication skills. He has significant experience as an agile leader in multicultural and international environments.


bswagerman@waselandwasel.com