Defence procurement law and management, Defence economics, International institutional law, European law, Public procurement law
Law, Management, Public administration, Engineering, Aeronautics, International relations, Military operations
Public Procurement Research Group, University of Nottingham
Defence and Strategic Procurement Unit
PhD student: Defence Procurement Law in Europe - The Role of International Organisations
Baudouin Heuninckx (usually known as “Baud”) is a part-time researcher in the law of defence procurement in the Defence and Strategic Procurement Unit of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) within the University of Nottingham, as well as a full-time officer in the Belgian Air Force.
He started his career as a technical officer in the Belgian Air Force 15th Air Transport Wing. After that, Baudouin became in-service support manager of the Belgian Air Force C-130H military transport aircraft, where he finalised the upgrade programme of the aircraft and defined its new support policy. He was then manager of the Belgian Air Force search and rescue Sea King helicopters, and of the civilian-type transport aircraft used by the royal family and the Belgian government. He led the Belgian government’s regional aircraft procurement programme to completion in 2000, before joining in 2001 the A400M military transport aircraft programme division within the Executive Administration of the Joint Organisation for Armaments Cooperation (OCCAR). He is currently undergoing professional training at the Belgian Royal Military Academy.
After having successively earned Masters’ degrees in engineering, international politics and European Union law, he is currently working on a Ph.D. on the law of collaborative defence procurement in Europe. His thesis investigates the latest developments in the law applicable to defence procurement in Europe, the law applicable to the procurement activities of international organisations in Europe, and the public procurement rules of a select number of international organisations specialising in defence procurement, such as OCCAR, NAMSA, and the EDA. He has published a number of academic articles on these topics.
He is a fellow of the Academy of Political Sciences of New York (APS), and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). He has been awarded the Order of Leopold and the Order of the Crown of Belgium, as well as the Belgian military Medal of Merit.
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