Gerard L.

Solar Energy | Innovation Strategy


CTO, entrepreneur, innovator & business developer with international business experiences (Europe, Asia. US). Extensive experience with successful creation of new companies and businesses (3 companie...see more

  • Energy & Utilities


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder

4 years
Current position
Mar 2018 - Present
"Solarge wants to contribute in a sustainable way to the acceleration of the energy transition with its new solar technology" With this mission, Solarge started developing lightweight p...see more

Professor of Practice

Tilburg University
5 years
Current position
Jun 2017 - Present
Professor of Practice Smart Cities at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (Tilburg University, Management Department). Strong focus on Smart Energy and Smart Buildings, including Data An...see more

Senior Consultant

de Leede Consulting
5 years
Current position
Jun 2017 - Present
Senior Consultant at de Leede Consulting.


3 years
Jul 2014 - Jul 2017
Responsible for Innovation Portfolio at Heijmans (a stock listed Dutch construction company). Key tasks including: innovation strategy and roadmapping, portfolio management, technology ...see more

CEO, shareholder (current)

SCX Solar
5 years
Dec 2009 - Jul 2014
CEO and co-founder of SCX Solar, active in distribution, design, sales and installation of photovoltaic installations in Netherlands and Belgium. Solar project development and investor ...see more

Founder, business developer and purchase manager

Intellisol NV
2 years
Aug 2007 - Nov 2009
Setting up wholesale activity for installation of photovoltaic installations in the Belgian market. Board member, responsible for sales and calculation process, purchase planning.

CEO, Founder

GS Improve BV
5 years
Jul 2002 - Jul 2007
Senior Consulting of glass factories at executive level. Areas of work: Yield improvement, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing. Leading software development team for glass forming modeling.

R&D department manager glass & ceramics

4 years
Jul 1998 - Jun 2002
Project acquisition, program and people manager of team of 20 engineers for glass and ceramic worldwide market.

R&D teammanager

Philips Lighting
2 years
May 1996 - Jun 1998
Managing R&D team (8 engineers) and program for Philips Lighting glass and metal factories in Europe. Auditor for Philips Quality Award.

Project manager

Philips Lighting
6 years
Dec 1991 - Dec 1997
Successful development and implementation of high pull, high quality quartz glass furnaces in Dutch Philips plant. Black Belt projects in various production plants. Development of new p...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Energy & Utilities


  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Semiconductors
  • Product Innovation
  • Computational Modeling
  • Black Belt
  • R&D experience
  • R&D planning
  • Product Development