Job Elders, PhD

Chairman

Job Elders is serial entrepreneur focusing on technology companies in growth stage. Job Elders serves as senior VP Strategic Alliances of Xsens, as chairman of the board of Solmates B.V. (NL), Encapson B.V. (NL) and Micronit B.V. (NL), as advisor of Zenzium Inc. (MA, USA), 747 Capital Stuyvesant IV fund (NY, USA) and as executive director of Enschede Innovation Fund.

In addition, dr. Elders is a board member of the Eric Bleumink foundation and the Greenfield foundation.

Previously, he has founded and developed five MEMS companies. He was founder of TMP and served as TMP’s Managing Director until its acquisition and served as Vice President and General Manager of Alcatel Optronics Netherlands after Alcatel’s acquisition of the operations in 2001. Subsequently Elders was founder and CEO of C2V until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2009. Most recently, Elders invested in Xsens Holding B.V. and participated as director.

Job Elders was founder and board member of the MANCEF foundation as well as founder of the Point One foundation and member of its board until 2010. He is the author of more than 80 technical and business publications as well as patents and has chaired and spoken at several MEMS events. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.