Harold Goddijn is a Dutch national. Having studied Economics at Amsterdam University, Harold started his career with a venture capital firm. He then founded Psion Netherlands BV in 1989 as a joint venture with Psion Plc and in 1991 co-founded TomTom. He continued to lead Psion Netherlands BV, developing it into a key European distributor for Psion. In 1998 he became Managing Director of Psion Computers and served on the Board of Psion Plc from 1998 to 1999. Harold was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TomTom in 2001.
Taco Titulaer is the Chief Financial Officer of TomTom and a member of its Management Board.
Taco is passionate about finance and relishes the excitement generated by fast-changing companies.
Following a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, he joined KPN as it rode the 1990s mobile and internet boom. While working in investor relations he discovered a fascination with M&A strategy and an affinity with shareholders and other stakeholders – qualities that remain valuable in his job today.
In 2005, TomTom listed on Euronext Amsterdam. It turned to Taco to set up an investor relations team and he seized the chance to join one of Europe’s great tech success stories. TomTom’s energised, self-reliant culture fitted him like a glove. In time, he added new responsibilities, including treasury (2010) and group control (2012).
On becoming CFO in 2015, Taco gained legal, tax and accounting responsibilities and a deeper connection to the business. But he still finds time to listen to his teams, travelling the world to deliver TomTom’s open and optimistic message. By constantly reassessing his people, processes and technology, Taco helps TomTom to stay on its toes, ready to jump on new opportunities.
Taco complements his roles as CFO and member of the Management Board by taking part in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Chief Economist Roundtable, the University of Amsterdam Executive Master of Finance & Control Advisory Board and other forums.
Alain De Taeye, born in Belgium, graduated as engineer-architect from the Ghent University. After having done research work in the field of Operations Research at the Business School of the Ghent University, he founded Informatics & Management Consultants (I&M) where next to IT consultancy, he continued his work on digital map databases and routing. In 1989 I&M was integrated into the Dutch Tele Atlas group and as of 1990 Alain headed Tele Atlas. During this period he successfully introduced Tele Atlas on both the Frankfurt and the Amsterdam Stock Exchanges. In 2008 Tele Atlas was acquired by TomTom and Alain joined the Management Board of TomTom.