Pieter Guldemond is leaving YES!Delft

Our current Managing Director is leaving YES!Delft. As of February 2017 Pieter will pursue a new career opportunity. We are hiring a new Managing Director.

Pieter will pursue a new career opportunity; a one-year executive MPA (Master of Public Administration) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. Pieter has been active for YES!Delft for almost 7 years. As alderman for the city of Delft responsible for knowledge economy, he was a member of the Board of Commissioners of YES!Delft from 2010 till 2014. Afterwards Pieter joined YES!Delft as Managing Director.

Over the last 2.5 years Pieter led the incubator to a #4 position in Europe (UBI index), grew the team to 14 people, attracted more public and private partners and built a financially stable YES!Delft. Pieter will leave YES!Delft at the end of January 2017.

A personal note from Pieter on his decision:
It’s with mixed feelings that I’ve decided to take this decision. Delft and YES!Delft are in my DNA. After working in Delft for many years I’m very excited to explore a new environment in Berlin. This next step allows me to broaden my view, continue my personal development and further shape my public ambition at an international renowned institute.

I’m very confident that the YES!Delft team will continue the pace. With 14 people strong they will continue to focus on supporting YES!Delft startups, further build the network and keep building tomorrow’s leading firms.

What’s next?

Farewell Pieter
During our New Years drinks on 12 January, Pieter will wave goodbye. An invite will follow soon.

Interim Managing Director
Daan Domhof (Incubation & Growth Manager, YES!Delft) will take on the interim role of Managing Director, next to his current role as Incubation & Growth Manager.

Vacancy – new Managing Director
The profile for a new managing director is published on our website. The Board of Commissioners, together with the YES!Delft team will source and interview potential candidates. Applications for this vacancy are now open. We will announce the new YES!Delft Managing Director in 2017.

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