UntitledHan is FOUNDER & Managing Director of G.J. Wensink Holding BV, Ocean Space Consult BV and investor in technology start up companies. Han is member of several commercial and scientific committees and member of the Board of Directors of PRIMET (Private Meteorological Organisations), Holland Space Cluster (HSC), the Geomatics Business Park and chairman of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC).

Han is founder of several companies, an entrepreneur, business and innovation minded and fully committed to develop commercial businesses taking care of the clients, shareholders and staff.

In 2014 and 2015 Han has been appointed as chairman of the Taskforce “Earth Observation” to review the satellite application downstream sector (also called earth observation sector) in The Netherlands and to develop a business strategy to create jobs in the Netherlands. The Taskforce has made recommendations on markets strategy and market focus, innovations in products and services as well as on forming consortia to export services on the international markets These recommendations are currently being implemented and  has led to a multi million investment plan of the sector and the government over the next years.

Han is communicative and has a good feeling for business decision processes, is initiator of many new business, products and services and is specialised in identifying new businesses, identifying innovation and transferring science to businesses. Over the last 25 years, he has successful developed and implemented many new products and services in the maritime, coastal engineering, earth observation and smart cities sectors. Under his leadership ARGOSS won the prestigious Flevo innovation award for most innovative company in the Netherlands.

He has published several papers on wave and current modelling, operational harbour entrance decision support systems, mapping of coastal areas using satellite data and retrieving physical parameters out of radar and optical satellite observations.

Career History:

Ocean Space Consult 2014 – Present Managing Director and Director Business Development
G.J. Wensink Holding 2000 – Present Director Strategy and Business Development
BMT ARGOSS 2008 – 2014 Managing Director, Founder and Investor
Managing Director, Founder, Senior Project Manager and Senior & Business developer for ARGOSS services
BMT ARGOSS 1995 – 2008 Managing Director, Strategic Business manager, project manager and Coastal and Metocean Earth Observation Consultant.
GeoID 2001 – 2008 Managing Director GeoID
GEOSERVE 1997 – Present Non executive Director GEOSERVE
Delft Hydraulics 1988 – 1995 Head Section Information Technology, Coordinator Remote Sensing
Department Harbours, Coasts and Offshore 1984 – 1988 Manager Remote Sensing
Water Works 1983 Researcher
Department of Mathematics, Twente University of Technology. 1981 – 1983 Research assistant

Affiliations

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies 2008 – Present Chairman
Netherlands Innovation Committee of Strategic Research 2003 – Present Member
Board of Directors of the Geomatics Business Park 1998 – Present Member
PRIMET 2012 – Present Board of Directors
Board of Directors of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies 2003 – 2008 Member
HSC 2013 – Present