Vice President EMEA at NVIDIA | International Leader | Change Pioneer | Innovator | Entrepreneur
Jaap is an accomplished entrepreneur and international business leader, with a proven track record of driving success across IT, software, and telecom businesses. Jaap’s 20+ years of international experience enables him to lead teams spanning NVIDIA’s gaming, automotive, and enterprise units with passion, integrity, and confidence. A believer in leading by example, Jaap’s strategic approach has resulted in significant growth in terms of headcount and revenue. He is a committed innovator with a keen interest in increasing awareness of AI’s potential. He works tirelessly to encourage the early adoption of AI by showcasing what it can do, how it works, and why implementing an AI strategy is critical. Jaap has a degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After graduation, he began his career in sales from where he quickly progressed to senior management and C-Suite level roles. As part of his continued professional development, he went on to complete an intense business course at the prestigious International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland. In his spare time, Jaap can be found at the track as an avid Formula 1 enthusiast or at the waterfront, unleashing his competitive edge on sailboat racing.