Harold Goddijn is the Chief Executive Officer of TomTom and a member of its Management Board. He is an entrepreneur and innovator who co-founded TomTom in 1991, having previously founded Psion Netherlands BV in 1989 as a joint venture with Psion Plc.
TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then, the company has grown from a start-up into a global location technology specialist that shapes mobility and an autonomous future with navigation software, real-time maps, traffic and services.
Because of Harold’s vision and leadership, the business today includes industry-leading location-based products, embedded automotive navigation solutions, innovative personal navigation devices and apps, and the most advanced telematics fleet management systems. TomTom is shaping the future of driving, taking a front seat in contributing to autonomous driving, connected vehicles and smart mobility.
Harold is chair of the Comité Ondernemerschap en Financiering, advising the Dutch Minister of Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. In 2016, Harold was knighted in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau.
Taco Titulaer is the Chief Financial Officer of TomTom and a member of its Management Board. He 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, Taco 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 is a member of TomTom’s Management Board. Lauded as the ‘man who rocked the mapping world’, Alain graduated as engineer-architect from Ghent University, and has since dedicated his career to the digitisation of maps and routing.
Alain founded IT consultancy, Informatics & Management Consultants (I&M), which, in 1989, was integrated into the Dutch Tele Atlas group which he eventually headed. At Tele Atlas, Alain focused the firm on the digitalisation and commercialisation of geospatial content, and successfully introduced the company to the Frankfurt and Amsterdam stock exchanges.
In 2008, TomTom acquired Tele Atlas and Alain joined the Management Board. Taeye's vision and leadership at TomTom has brought consistency in the company’s geospatial content strategy, offering new dimensions and innovations including the introduction of TomTom’s High Definition map and streaming technologies for a future of autonomous driving.