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Chief Executive Officer


The company

Flexiramics is a spin-off from MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Flexiramics developed a flexible pure ceramic fiber mat that is light and flexible like paper but retains the main physiochemical properties of traditional ceramics. This novel platform-material is developed for several applications such as batteries, electronics, cosmetics and high-temperature filtration. The company, which has huge potential, recently closed a funding round and is transitioning from the start-up to the scale-up phase (from 1 million to 1 billion revenue). Flexiramics now seeks to strengthen the leadership team with a hands-on executive leader.

The Position

The CEO has the responsibility to execute the growth ambitions of the company. Key is to set and execute on strategic priorities and accelerate growth by product commercialization and expansion in strategic industrial markets. The CEO executes on the business plan, including its fund-raising strategy, and manages relations with current and potential new investors. The CEO together with the full leadership team is based at the premises of Flexiramics at the Enschede Technology Park. The CEO reports to the supervisory board. The CEO will be given the opportunity to participate in the company.


The Ideal Candidate – Experience and Background

  • Masters level working level experience, preferably in combination with an MBA.

  • Track-record in developing and growing tech companies from start-up to scale-up to exit stage.

  • 10+ years of entrepreneurial experience in an industrial environment and successful in launching Intermediate products.

  • 15+ years of international working experience and extensive network in technology characterized industries or relevant final application fields of materials.

  • Track-record in international (strategic) selling, partnerships, and deal making with predominantly large industrial corporates.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Experience with venture-backed companies and fundraising.

  • Fluency in business English. Additional languages are a plus.


The Ideal Candidate – Personal Skills

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an international mind-set.

  • Focused, structured, result-driven and goal-oriented to execute and achieve outstanding team results.

  • Comfortable in a dynamic, fast changing cash-constrained setting.

  • Energetic, dynamic, hands-on team player with passion for impact.

  • Fit with and complementary to the current leadership team.

  • Well developed operational and commercial skills.

  • Impactful leader, communicator and influencer.


The Offer

The position of CEO at Flexiramics offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast growing venture. This offers you a leading and multidimensional position in an international industrial environment. You have the opportunity to help shape the company’s future. Opportunity to invest/participate in equity. Salary package based on the stage of the company.



Please send your application to Alain le Loux, supervisory board member Flexiramics at