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Working For A Better World

Prama, LLC is a US-based company that works with international partners to help improve security sector governance in accordance with international law and democratic values; and seeks impactful, niche solutions to assist populations that have been affected by humanitarian emergencies.

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Who we are and what we do

Prama, LLC contributes to improvements in security sector governance in accordance with international law and democratic values, and develops niche humanitarian assistance and disaster response solutions. We possess decades of experience in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and have close contact with experts who serve in the United States Government, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Asian Development Bank. Prama, LLC seeks likeminded partners who are interested in the creation of sustainable solutions that assist governments and affected populations globally.

Ron Sargent

Ron Sargent

Prama Global Executive Director

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Ron Sargent retired from the U.S. Army in 2018 after more than three decades of active duty service. Over the last 18 years of his career, he served in several assignments focused primarily on the Southeast Asia region. The highlights of those years include postings as: Defense Cooperation Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste; Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; Deputy Director of the NATO Training Mission’s Security Assistance Office in Kabul; Southeast Asia and Oceania Division Chief at the U.S. Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center; and the Army Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia. He was also an exchange officer with the Malaysian Armed Forces.

His professional efforts centered on infantry and logistics operations; assistance to a former guerrilla force as it transitioned to become a professional, conventional military; negotiations between a government and armed opposition entities; bilateral and multilateral training initiatives; counterterrorism operations involving U.S. and partner- nation special operations forces; intelligence operations; humanitarian assistance to affected populations; and extensive engagement with senior political leaders, the international diplomatic community, NGOs, and international/regional organizations. He has also designed and executed training on policy themes ranging from security cooperation, comprehensive crisis management, humanitarian assistance, and security responses to terrorism.

Ron speaks Malaysian and Indonesian and possesses a postgraduate diploma in Strategic and Defence Studies from the University of Malaya; a MA in International Affairs/Southeast Asian Studies from Ohio University; a MS in National Security Strategy from the U.S. National Defense University; and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) from Vanderbilt University.

Natacha Meden

Natacha Meden

Security Sector Governance Advisor

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Natacha has spent over twenty years working on and in countries emerging from conflict, supporting the implementation of peace agreements and the reform of security sector institutions. She supported early reconstruction efforts as a member of the World Bank Resident Mission in Timor-Leste during the post-consultation transition to full independence. While serving on the Secretariat of the World Bank administered Multi- country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (Africa – Great Lakes), she was involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs. As a United Nations Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer, she provided technical inputs to cease-fire negotiations (Burundi) and advised on governance aspects of security institutions reform and development (Burundi, Timor- Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia). She also contributed to the policy dialogue on donor assistance to SSR in countries emerging from conflict.

Natacha’s current work draws on her previous experience and on the evolution of associated policies and practices to fuel the development of capacity in donor institutions engaged in SSR in fragile and transitional environments. She designed SSR practitioner-centered training material, facilitated courses and contributed to the development of governance related guidance for the International Security Sector Advisory Team of the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF-ISSAT). This led her to collaborate with the Advising Support Program of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and for two years, she was the Program’s lead instructor (08/2014-06/2016), designing and conducting executive level courses, contributing in particular to the pre-deployment training of the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) of the US Department of Defense.

Natacha currently serves as the MoDA program’s Strategic Advisor Course lead instructor. She speaks French, English and Portuguese fluently, some Indonesian/ Malaysian, and holds graduate degrees from the University of Montpellier, France.

Maarten van Driel

Maarten van Driel

Prama Global Director of Business Operations

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With over twenty years of private sector and non-profit experience including in large organizations such as Philips Electronics and the United Nations, Maarten is passionate about finding practical solutions to complex problems. His direct involvement in humanitarian assistance, including in both Asia and the Middle East, provides him with vast experience in dealing with humanitarian crises and developmental challenges. 

Having served eight years in the private sector in The Netherlands, Maarten designed a new sales and distribution system for Philips. Afterwards, following Timor-Leste’s independence in 2002, Maarten became the Dili International Airport’s Director of Operations and oversaw general aviation services for both the UN and private carriers. From 2004 to 2006 Maarten worked with UNICEF in New York and managed global staff training and professional development programs. He returned to Timor-Leste in 2006 as part of the UN’s spearhead in response to the national crisis there and subsequently initiated the World Food Programme’s emergency operations, which included the establishment of the country’s first food processing factory. During the Syrian Refugee Crisis in 2011, Maarten worked in support of both the International Labour Organization and the UN Development Programme while based in Lebanon. During this time, he designed a unique refugee employment program for the Lebanese and Jordanian Governments in collaboration with the UN and acquired the necessary funding for operations to commence. His expertise in public-private partnerships was key to this outcome. In 2018 he returned to Europe and continues to use his expertise to assist people and populations in need.

Most recently Maarten has been integral in assisting Prama to develop a more refined global vision and to work with international partners who share in the ethos of “Working for a Better World.” His diverse operational and managerial experience, combined with his appreciation for working closely with local stakeholders, enables Prama to develop and expand its operations with a mind on helping those most in need.

Maarten is fluent in English, Dutch and German, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration.




Read Fakhru'l-Razi's Bio

Dr. Fakhru’l-Razi Ahmadun has had a long and illustrious career in academia and continues to serve the environmental engineering and humanitarian assistance communities in a number of highly relevant ways.

Fakhru’l-Razi began his academic career with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1981. During his long tenure at UPM he served in a number of key positions, to include as the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department Head; the Deputy Director of the Research Management Centre; the Deputy Director of the Institute of Advanced Technology; and as the Dean of Engineering. He retired from UPM in 2016.

His substantial international experience includes serving as the Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Chair Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2010, and as an international academic advisor to Silkway International University (Kazakhstan) since 2018. He has also served as a senior consultant to both the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Fakhru’l-Razi has participated in and led several initiatives within Malaysia designed to improve both environmental stewardship and disaster response nationwide. He currently serves as the Science and Technology Advisor to the Malaysian National Disaster Management Agency, the lead emergency planning and response entity within the Prime Minister’s Department. He is also a member of the Disaster Risk Reduction Advisory Board for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. He previously served at the National Defence University Malaysia (NDUM) from 2016 until 2019 and was the founding Director of NDUM’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Centre.

Fakhru’l-Razi graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering in 1979 and MSc in Environmental Pollution Control in 1980 from the University of Leeds (UK). He earned a PhD in Environmental (Civil) Engineering in 1996 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), and has published more than 200 papers in various journals.




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Mark Wind is a senior researcher and specialist with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), supports Prama Global as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and is the founder of Filtraide – a company that provides clean drinking water solutions to distressed populations. His diverse background and expertise in a host of science and technology-related fields significantly broadens Prama’s capabilities. Most recently, Mark has engaged water filtration engineers who develop novel systems that support populations impacted by humanitarian emergencies and works with them to develop optimal solutions for the field. Clean drinking water for populations in need has become a focal point for Prama, and Mark’s background and analytical bearing makes him an ideal CTO for us.

Mark has co-authored scientific publications on x-ray image processing, has published on cognitive science, and recently co-authored scientific papers on the transmission of Covid-19. He also founded an internationally acclaimed R&D laboratory and is a member of both the European Central Bank’s R&D Task Force as well as its Product Development Steering Group. Additionally, he has worked with manufacturers on quality, environmental, and safety certifications. This has enabled Mark to partner with world-class companies to create portfolios that reliably serve clients against low capital expenditures and operational costs. Through his work with the DNB, he has almost three decades of experience in the international arena, working with peers from around the world. This has helped him liaise with experienced international partners and high-level networks that actively engage those regions of the world with the greatest need. Mark has also been designated by the American Production and Inventory Control Society as a Certified in Production and Inventory Management professional.

Mark is fluent in Dutch, English, and German, and holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Industrial Engineering & Management from the University of Twente (The Netherlands). While in his master’s program, he was also awarded a six-month internship to Duke University (U.S.) where he conducted work on his thesis. Lastly, Mark is an accomplished trumpeter and frequently travels the world and entertains audiences with a jazz band.

Our Top Priorities


Security sector governance support

Nearly two decades of practical expertise in Africa and Asia.

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of former combatants

First- hand operational experience under the authority of UN Security Council mandates and other international initiatives.

Training defense advisors

We design and execute training for both senior executives and practitioners.

Humanitarian assistance

Experienced in training first responders and policymakers, and in developing responsive solutions.

Water purification & filtration equipment

For both off-the-shelf and customized solutions, we’ve partnered with highly-skilled engineers who create customized solutions for both public and private requirement owners.

Additional Core Competencies


Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Communications

Decades of comprehensive experience living and working in Europe, Africa, Asia and conflict zones as diplomats and in support of international organizations.

Defense Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis

Timely support to global defense enterprises.

Empowering Populations in Need

Experience working with civil society leaders who seek comprehensive, community-related solutions to security challenges.

Security Cooperation & Assistance

We can assist partners interested in entering
into relevant markets, particularly in Asia.

Special Operations

Experience in facilitating SOF activities between partnered nations.

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