lja M. Bonsen has a studied Political Science in Leiden, The Netherlands, Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management and European Management at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.
After working as an ICT consultant for 8 years, Ilja started in 2006 working for the Business Unit of Biological and Chemical Protection of TNO Defense, Security and Safety in The Netherlands. Ilja managed mainly projects that had an international outlook, project concerning CBRN terrorism and projects focused on critical infrastructure protection. Projects he led for TNO included the EU funded Airsecure project on airport security, the Netherlands DHS funded CBRN Critical Infrastructure protection projects and projects for The Netherlands MOD and the European Defense Agency.
In 2009 he started Ilja Bonsen Consultancy (www.ib-consultancy.com), a Netherlands based consultancy company specialized in applying knowledge on protecting people and objects against CBRNE terrorism.