Gerlas van den Hoven
CEO, Genexis BV
Gerlas van den Hoven started his career at Philips Research in the area of components for long haul and metro networks. He worked as product line manager for optical amplification at JDS Uniphase, where he became part of the JDSU Netherlands management team. After JDSU, Gerlas worked for Genoa Corporation as VP Products. Here, he developed the market for low-cost integrated optical amplifiers for the metro-access market. In 2002, Gerlas co-founded Genexis, a company focused on the development of home gateways for fiber-to-the-home. He is currently CEO of Genexis. Gerlas van den Hoven holds a PhD on the subject of silicon-based photonic materials.