Mr. Guus Frericks, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Mr. Frericks (1971) joined DEC in 2011 and brings 17 years of international operational business management experience. Together with the other DEC team members, Mr. Frericks will oversee the business and performance of DEC in the Netherlands. He will be a permanent member of the Investment Committee. He started his career in 1995 as an Industrial Engineer at Royal Philips Electronics, a Netherlands based global leader in Consumer, Healthcare and Lifestyle. After several management positions in Manufacturing, Assembly, Marketing and General Management he became Vice President at Philips semiconductors in Caen, France where he was responsible for building the global Home Media Devices business line with offices in China, India, US and Europe. In 2007 Frericks was appointed as President and Managing Director at Moversa GmbH in Vienna, Austria; a Sony and NXP venture in the area of contactless technology for mobile phone applications. Prior to joining DEC, he founded Birch caring ventures and acted as CEO. Mr. Frericks holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Radboud University, Nijmegen the Netherlands and speaks Dutch, English, French and German.