Sjoerd van Balen

Board member

Drs. Ir. Sjoerd van Balen

Managing Director and CFO at Applied Nanolayers B.V. (ANL)

Sjoerd van Balen is a CIMA-qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience in various financial positions in multiple sectors. After studying Technical Business Administration at the University of Twente and Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Sjoerd worked for AT&T-Lucent for 11 years as a financial controller, project controller and financial planning manager in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. He was CFO for a Saudi-based systems integrator (a Lucent customer) and, from 2002 to 2006, became CFO of Cavendish Kinetics, a high-tech start-up in Cambridge/Den Bosch. From there, he went to Oracle in Ireland as FP&A manager and worked as FD for US company Checkpoint Systems and as regional FD for Bilfinger & Dussmann in the UAE. Currently, Sjoerd works as CFO at Applied Nanolayers.

Ambition for MinacNed:
With my experience in high-tech start-ups, MinacNed can contribute to further growing the ecosystem of which the SME start-ups and scale-ups in Microsystems and Nanotechnology are a part—strengthening MinacNed’s position as a representative of the interests of these SMEs.


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Applied Nanolayers B.V.