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The Koolen Industries expert team members.

The Koolen Industries expert team are a collaborative, connected group with the shared goal of realising the rapid transition to clean, renewable energy.

Kees Koolen CEO Koolen Industries

Kees Koolen

Chief Executive Officer

Kees is an investor & entrepreneur with a passion for making technology accessible. He started Koolen Industries in 2019 after his success with Uber and



Robert Koole

Chief Development Officer

Robert brings years of experience in directing large, diverse teams toward a common goal. Combining prior experience as CEO at VSH with his chemical engineering background and extensive knowledge of the energy & construction industries make him an invaluable addition to the Koolen team.

Jos Blom Chief Strategy Officer Koolen Industries

Jos Blom

Chief Strategy Officer

Jos has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector (from IT developments to future energy systems) and supports Koolen Industries’ renewable energy strategy. He has an education in biology, finance, IT, and energy.

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Louis Willaert

General Counsel

Louis brings a wealth of knowledge to Koolen Industries as our general counsel. He specializes in litigation, contract law and corporate governance, with more than 15 years of experience under his belt.


Kevin Rouwenhorst

Technology Expert Power-to-X

Kevin has been working on green hydrogen and derivatives for the energy transition since 2017, with a focus on ammonia, including four years as a PhD student. Previously, Kevin worked at Proton Ventures, the ammonia company within Koolen Industries.


Tara Barry

Chief HR Officer

Tara is an experienced global HR leader with expertise in various industries and regions. She excels in aligning business growth with strategic people management, fostering engaged teams, and driving growth organically and inorganically, adding significant value to the Koolen Industries team.


Ybele van der Veen

Chief Financial Officer

Ybele has extensive experience in (financial) executive positions. In his role as CFO for Koolen Industries, Ybele combines his financial skills with his ability to think from a business and human perspective.

Jurgen Wieskamp Finance Director Koolen Industries

Jurgen Wieskamp

Finance Director

Jurgen is a registered accountant and finance control expert, with years of experience in accounting firms as well as a stint as a financial controller within the construction industry.

Sjoerd Hendriksen Corporate Development Koolen Industries

Sjoerd Hendriksen

Corporate Development & M&A

Sjoerd has a passion for connecting technology and business models. His physics & econometrics education, and experience in M&A and finance, give him a unique advantage in his role at Koolen Industries.


Ahmed Afifi

Chief Investment Officer

Ahmed adds a wealth of entrepreneurship and financial expertise to the Koolen Industries team. Having built 4 successful businesses from the ground up and served as CEO of Nebras Power, Ahmed looks after promising investments for Koolen Industries.

Marlien Groot Bronsvoort Head of Marketing Koolen Industries

Marlien Groot Bronsvoort

Head of Marketing

Marlien brings many years of professional expertise to her role as Head of Marketing including strategic development, talent retention, and team growth management. Her passion for a cleaner, greener energy future led her to Koolen Industries.

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Britt Gosenshuis

Financial Controller

With extensive experience as an accountant and consultant, Britt ensures that our financial reporting is tightly organised. In addition, Britt helps several of our group companies with their annual financial cycle.

Niels Boomkamp Head of Subsidies and Grants Koolen Industries

Niels Boomkamp

Head of Subsidies & Grants

Niels is responsible for finding and raising capital from governmental institutions for Koolen Industries. He was educated at the University of Twente and is a specialist in the area of subsidies and grants.


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