As member of the IAB for SET Ventures Hans brings specific growth company expertise and knowledge of the communications and software industry.
Hans started his professional career in Philips Research in 1985 before taking on general and development management positions primarily in the area of consumer electronics. He then established a leading broadband data communications company. The Industree BV in 1998, which he led as CEO until acquisition by BarcoNet NV in 2000. Hans became Vice President of Barconet NV (now part of Scientific Atlanta, Inc. / Cisco Inc.) before re-joining Philips in 2002 as GM of the Digital Networks Division of Philips which he restructured through multiple M&A projects and established a new software division.
He then became Vice President and General Manager of the Emerging Businesses unit at NXP Semiconductors, from which he spun-out software-GPS company Geotate Ltd which he led as CEO until acquisition by U-blox AG in 2009. Later in 2009 he joined SET Ventures backed start-up company Epyon as CEO which he led until acquisition by ABB in 2011.
Hans became a member of SET’s advisory board until he joined SET’s portfolio company Luxexcel as CEO which he lead from 2016-2018 before rejoining the SET advisory board.
Hans obtained an MSc in Automotive and Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven and an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business. Hans holds a number of non-executive director positions and advisory positions with start-up companies.