The SkyGeo Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Pieter Bas Leezenberg

Pieter is the CEO and co-founder of SkyGeo. He leads the overall company strategy and direction.

Pieter is an entrepreneur who has held executive roles in early stage technology companies, developing new products for enterprise customers in the last 2 decades.

He started his career as a geologist at Shell, worked in the Research division of IBM and subsequently as an engineer in the advanced technology group at Maxtor Corp, where he participated in the IPO.

Pieter holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the Free University in Amsterdam and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

Ramon Hanssen

Ramon is responsible for scientific innovation, quality control, and developing the core processing capabilities of the SkyGeo platform.

He is one of the early pioneers in InSAR technology. He has published over 290 publications, among which three books, with nearly 4900 citations. He served in the Mission Advisory Group of the design for the Sentinel-1 mission of the European Space Agency.

Since 2008, he is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in Geodesy and Satellite Earth Observation at TU Delft.

Ramon studied aerospace engineering and geodesy and received his PhD (cum laude) in 2001 and his Masters in 1993, from TU Delft.

Chief Financial Officer

Jobert van Kempen

Jobert leads SkyGeo’s financial team.

He brings in over 25 years of financial leadership with positions as CFO for Aucon and Nedfield (formerly Tulip computers), where he helped drive high growth rates.

He started his career with Ernst & Young, doing due diligence work and covering acquisitions, management buy-outs, (re)financings and IPOs.

Jobert graduated with a Master’s degree from the Nyenrode Business University.

Manager, Technical Services

Jacqueline Salzer

Jacqueline leads the SkyGeo Professional/Technical Services team, which covers technical consultancy, project configuration and onboarding.

Jacqueline and her team work closely with our customers to ensure seamless implementation, technology adoption, value delivery.

They continuously search for the best ways to integrate our data in our customers’ workflows across industries and use cases t create value.

Jacqueline holds a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford and a PhD. in InSAR from the University of Potsdam, Germany.

Head of Business Development

Erik Steur

Erik leads our commercial organisation to grow Skygeo’s ability to address new customers in key verticals.

Prior to joining Skygeo, Erik held commercial roles in several early stage technology-driven companies, where he drove revenue and team growth.

He started his career in Financial Services, holding roles at ABN AMRO Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland’s investment banking divisions and at ING Bank

Engineering Manager, Data Pipeline

Hanno Maljaars

Hanno leads our data pipeline team, making sure that all data is made and delivered customers on time and on spec.

This is usually an iterative process so he oversees operational technical customer interactions.

He is also in charge of the quality assurance process to meet the high standards that we set as a company.

Hanno holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc in Geoscience & Remote Sensing, both from the Technical University of Delft.