Day 1 - Session 1


RESILIENCE@RISK will open with an update for members on the Association’s progress in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, with insights on the TAPA Standards and training provision, the TAPA EMEA Intelligence System (TIS), regional events, sourcing more crime data, and the growth of the TAPA EMEA Family. This will be followed by the TAPA EMEA Annual General Meeting (AGM).


Thorsten Neumann has 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the Industrial Loss Prevention & Security industries. After joining the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) Board of Directors in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region in 2003, he went on to serve as Chairman of TAPA EMEA between 2006 and 2019 before being appointed as the supply chain security and resilience Association’s first-ever full-time President & CEO in 2020.

Since then, TAPA EMEA has built a full-time professional team to support it membership of over 900 companies, including Manufacturers, Logistics Service Providers, Insurers, Security Service Providers and Consultancies, as well as Law Enforcement Agencies and Associate Partner organisations from across the EMEA region.

As well as representing TAPA EMEA during its work with, and support of, Europol, INTERPOL, the European Commission, and other supply chain security stakeholders, Thorsten is a NATO Civil Expert for Transportation, Communication & Cyber Threats. He also serves as Chair of the Board (Vorstandsvorsitzender) of ASW NORD, the Alliance for Security in the Economy of Northern Germany (ASWN).

Earlier in his career, Thorsten spent 10 years with Motorola and 7 years with Nokia, initially as Head of Supply Chain Security and ultimately holding the position of Chief Security Operation Officer.

Following the acquisition of Nokia in 2013, he joined Microsoft, holding Director roles in Europe and the United States. He is now based at TAPA EMEA’s offices in Germany.

Ap Boom is a former volunteer member of TAPA EMEA’s Board of Directors. In February 2021, he joined the professional TAPA EMEA team in the role of Chief Financial & Compliance Officer after more than 20 years in the security industry, holding senior security management roles in the retail and ICT services sectors. Ap’s career in supply chain security started when he joined TNT in 2009 and, later, DHL International. Prior to accepting this new post, he spent over four years with Amazon, latterly as Senior Manager EMEA Security & Loss Prevention. In his current role, his goal is to ensure TAPA EMEA will be recognised as the best-in-class Supply Chain Resilience knowledge organisation, assisting supply chain buyers, service providers and suppliers with the best Security and Resilience framework and solutions.

Thorsten Neumann

Thorsten Neumann

President & CEO, TAPA EMEA

Ap Boom

Ap Boom

Chief Financial & Compliance Officer