Han Dols

Han is Section Leader of the Business Development Section. He joined the CERN Knowledge Transfer Group in September 2017 as Knowledge Transfer Officer in the Business Development section, with responsibility for business development and building industrial partnerships and was appointed Section Leader in January 2019.

Prior to joining CERN, Han worked for 15 years at DSM, a global company in the material and life science industry. At DSM, he led strategic marketing planning for various industrial segments (automotive, electronics and industrial coatings). Before that, he was part of the DSM Innovation Center, with responsibility for global business development of the world’s strongest fiber in medical applications like heart valves, covered stents and orthopedics devices. Han also created and executed a strategy for bringing a wide portfolio of regenerative medical materials to market in Europe and Asia. Prior to this, he held a management position at DSM in supply chain & e-business.

At CMG, a consultancy headquartered in London, Han was responsible for running technology projects with companies including Daimler-Benz, Vodafone and Philips. Han started his career in industry in 1994 at Medtronic, where he was executing clinical evaluations of new therapies across Europe, using novel pacing devices for treatment of heart failure.

Han studied physics at TU Delft and is an alumnus of IMD (Geneva), Webster University (Leiden), and the Haas School of Management, University California (USA).