Mr. van der Linden is a seasoned executive who has spent his career at the forefront of vehicle electrification and renewable energy. For more than a decade, he worked for Spijkstaal Elektro, an innovative international company that was among the first to convert internal combustion engine cars into fully electric and series electric hybrid vehicles. Mr. van der Linden has also been a leader in the development of many customer-specific, electrically driven solutions, with experience in battery technology, solar and wind energy applications.

In addition to his years of experience delivering sustainable energy solutions, Mr. van der Linden has held several management positions in family businesses and publicly traded companies. He has a background in business economics, supplemented with studies in the fields of Sustainable Materials Management and Electric Vehicles and Mobility.