Simone Smit is currently Deputy Director General of the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service [AIVD].  Simone is an intelligence and security expert and served in various management positions for the Dutch Police Force for almost twenty years.  Her previous roles include Director for Counter-Terrorism in the Ministry of Justice and Security (2017-2021) and Head of the Surveillance and Protection Unit (2014 – 2017). Simone has a Master of Public Administration from Erasmus University and studied Tactical Management at the Dutch Police Academy.