Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Earlier this week, Boudewijn Docter, announced that he was stepping down as President and Director of EFFECT Photonics at the end of January.
Boudewijn co-founded EFFECT Photonics with Tim Koene 13 years ago and since then has been building a company that started out of a lab at the TU/e and has grown into an internationally respected player in the field of photonic integrated technology.
Commenting on his decision, Boudewijn said: “I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved so far. Although the adventure is far from over, I feel that the team is ready to guide the company through the next cycle of growth. For me, this is a natural time to hand over my daily activities in the management team to my colleague Roberto Marcoccia and his team.”
Today it was announced that Boudewijn would be joining HighTechXL, a venture building/start-up accelerator focused on deep-tech technology as their Chief Growth Officer. As Chief Growth Officer, Boudewijn will work to inspire, support, and coach newly created HTXL ventures, helping them become investor-ready by the end of their nine-month venture-building program. While this will be Boudewijn’s main focus, he will still be available in an advisory capacity and also continue to represent EFFECT Photonics in the Dutch photonics ecosystem.
On behalf of everyone at EFFECT Photonics, we want to thank Boudewijn for everything that he has done and meant for the company. We wish him every success in this next chapter and in his new role, and we look forward to continuing the EFFECT Photonics journey with him but then in a slightly different way.