Eelko Brinkhoff appointed new PhotonDelta CEO to further grow the organisation as a leading international ecosystem for integrated photonics.21 December 2023
Eindhoven 21 December 2023 – as of February 19, 2024, Eelko Brinkhoff, currently Managing Director Foreign Investments & International Trade at Brabant Development Agency, will join PhotonDelta as CEO.
Eelko Brinkhoff has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Foreign Direct Investments and internationalisation of small and medium enterprises. He has built a strong network in business, government, knowledge institutes and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. Also, Brinkhoff has been involved in the growth of a number of foreign tech companies setting up shop in the South of the Netherlands.
Laurens Weers, PhotonDelta CFO: ”Eelko’s experiences in both business and government combined with deeptech environment that the Brabant Development Agency is known for, makes him a great fit for the job. Our industry has some exciting times of international growth ahead and Eelko joins us at the right time.”
Eelko Brinkhoff: “I’m looking forward to join the great team at PhotonDelta that has a key role to play in making the integrated photonics ecosystem indispensable for the goals and challenges that we face today. Photonic chips will become critical in various applications such as quantum computing, robotics, sustainable agriculture and autonomous driving. PhotonDelta as a Dutch world leading ecosystem will be a driving force to make this happen.”
René Penning de Vries, chair of PhotonDelta’s Supervisory Board: ”PhotonDelta has seen a period of rapid growth. Next to maturing the organisation, the challenge is to become an internationally recognised accelerator for the photonic chip industry. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I wish Eelko all the best to lead PhotonDelta in this ambition.”