Our Team

Paul van den Biggelaar, CEO and Co-founder

Paul has studied the potential of thermotherapy for over a decade. He has more than 30 years of experience in High Tech, of which he spent 15 years as an Executive. Before co-founding and leading Sensius in 2015, Paul had co-founded and led NRGLed and HEARConcepts. He is also an Entrepreneur at ThinkThrough, a company that invests in high tech ideas and concepts to turn them into products and companies. Prior to that Paul was an Executive at Nucletron where he was Business Unit Director and later responsible for all product development. Paul has a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Peter van Paassen, COO and Co-founder

Peter is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in medical technology. Before co-founding Sensius in 2015, he co-founded Lavoisier BV with the aim of establishing a network of new ventures in medical technology. At Lavoisier BV Peter managed seven financing rounds and three exits. Peter studied Industrial Design at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Stan van Oppen, CFO

Stan joined Sensius in 2021 following 15 years’ experience in finance and control as well as in new ventures, strategic decision-making supporting start-ups and new businesses. Stan is a former executive of Royal Dutch Shell where he spent more than 10 years at various positions such as Business Performance Advisor, Project Finance Advisor (at Shell Dubai, UAE) and Finance Manager New Ventures before joining Sofis as CFO. At Sofis, a medium size supply company to the energy & process industry with multiple branches worldwide, Stan developed his skills as a board member responsible for finance, IT and legal. Stan has a MSc and Drs in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a Postgraduate International Master of Finance and Control degree from Maastricht University.

Rik Kielman, Marketing and Sales Director

Rik has 20 years’ experience in business development with a focus on the medtech industry. Prior to joining Sensius, he was responsible for business development in a start-up medtech company (Gannet). In this role he was responsible for the introduction of an innovative fracture fixation device in major European markets. Rik acquired first contracts with hospitals for clinical use and managed the fringe conditions, such as adaptation to national guidelines and reimbursement. Rik holds a BA in Business Management from Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands.

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