The entrepreneur and innovator Harold Goddijn co-founded TomTom in 1991, having previously founded Psion Netherlands BV in 1989 as a joint venture with Psion Plc.
TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device. Since then, the company has grown from a start-up into a global location technology specialist that shapes mobility and an autonomous future with navigation software, real-time maps, traffic and services.
Because of Harold’s vision and leadership, the business today includes industry-leading location-based products, embedded automotive navigation solutions, innovative personal navigation devices and apps. TomTom is shaping the future of driving, taking a front seat in contributing to autonomous driving, connected vehicles and smart mobility.
Harold is chair of the Comité Ondernemerschap en Financiering, advising the Dutch Minister of Finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. In 2016, Harold was knighted in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau.