Council of International Investigators

Presidential Nominee Toine Goorts

Toine is the current President of CII (2022-2023) seeking re-election for 2023-2024. Toine has been a member of CII for 14 years, including five years on the Board, two years as Vice President, and service as Secretary to the organization. Toine understands CII. In his own words:

 “Our members form an extremely valuable intellectual base. I want to ensure that our knowledge and experience stays alive. The last year was a year of opening up again. We took the first steps to get back in the game and meet again. The first meeting in Portugal was a great success. Our meeting in Haarlem will be as well. The Council is still healthy, but the last three years have taken a huge toll on the organization and its members. With your support, I will continue to work hard to further grow and keep the Council the trustworthy organization is has always been and still is. Support and trust are the keywords for the upcoming year. I hope you will give me the chance to make this happen, together with all of you.”

 Board nominees 2023-2025

The four (4) nominees to the 2023-2025 Board are listed in alphabetical order as follows:


 Christopher Ballou, United States

Christopher Ballou was one of the founders of Patriot Group Global, a boutique white glove security services provider to fortune 500 companies and private family offices. In June of 2022, the Patriot Group joined with Crisis24, a GardaWorld Company creating a global champion providing protective, investigative, intelligence and consulting services around the globe. Chris is a retired Detective First Grade from the NYPD Counterterrorism Division and a former US Marine Sergeant serving in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Southwest Asia. He is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP™), Project Management Professional (PMP™) and a Certified International Investigator (CII™).  In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and tackling endurance events. Chris completed the Atacama Crossing, Gobi March, Eco-Challenge, Grand to Grand and numerous ultra-marathon events. Chris can be reached at [email protected] 


Ronald Bosman, Switzerland

Ronald Bosman is an investigator with over 15 years of experience in corporate investigations, business intelligence and geopolitical analysis. He has a master’s degree in history from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and is an ACAMS certified anti-money laundering specialist. Ronald is based in Switzerland, from where he and his research team also cover the Benelux market, the Dutch Caribbean, Germany, Spain and beyond. Prior to founding Sourced Research & Consulting, Ronald worked as a consultant at the corporate investigations department of a global risk management consultancy, where he managed enhanced due diligence investigations and complex investigations in support of litigation procedures. Ronald started his career with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Americas Department. Originally from the Netherlands, Ronald has lived and worked in the United States, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela. He has been based in Switzerland since 2012. Ronald speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and German. Ron can be reached at [email protected]


 Jeremy King, Canada

Jeremy H. King, B. Comm, CII, is a Partner and Executive Vice President of King International Advisory Group. Jeremy oversees the surveillance and cyber intelligence divisions at KIAG and is responsible for the agency’s international development, which include partner relationships in over 56 countries worldwide. A licensed private investigator since 2011, Mr. King has acted as a trusted investigative advisor to many of Canada’s foremost litigators, private corporations, and public entities. He is highly active in investigations of serious nature requiring extreme discretion and professionalism. Most recently, Mr. King was retained in a class action lawsuit leading to Canada’s first known Mareva Injunction targeting cryptocurrency. Through social media investigations, the targets of the Mareva injunction were identified and evidence was gathered on the additional crypto custodians.

An avid supporter and contributor to CII since his membership began in 2016, Jeremy looks forward to joining the executive board to help further the growth of the organization that has welcomed him since his days as a young child. Jeremy’s father, Brian D. King, has twice been President of CII, and Jeremy has been attending various AGMs and regional meetings since he was old enough to walk, providing a unique view of the organization’s growth over the last 30 years. If fortunate enough to be selected for a board position, Jeremy looks forward to utilizing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing to help grow the exposure and stature of CII – the organization he believes to be the very best in the world. Jeremy can be reached at [email protected]


Ajit Singh, India

Ajit has 30 years of experience in the Investigation & Consulting industry. Ajit was awarded “Investigation Entrepreneur of the year Award’ by the President of India in 2012. In his own words, “I know what it means to be a business owner. I have served as the National General Secretary of the APDI (Association of Private Detective & Investigators-India) since 2004. I was the Program Chairman for ASIS International in 2018. I served as the Assistant Governor of the Rotary District in Delhi in 2020.I have been enthusiastically involved in ensuring a high level of participation of members & enrolment of new members in various events. My work within these organizations has lead me to recognize that constant involvement amongst the members and meaningful interactions leads to member retention. I believe in collaboration and empowerment. I would like to harness my energy and enrich the experience of the membership by assisting the Board in taking the CII to new heights”.As a board member, Ajit’s wants to enrolling members from countries where CII does not have a presence, promote CII on social media, attract new members of sound reputation and attract large corporate clients to engage with CII members globally. Ajit can be reached at [email protected]..

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