Floris van de Klashorst

Floris van de Klashorst

SVP, Digital Products and Services, Volkswagen Group

As Senior Vice President, Digital Products and Services, Floris van de Klashorst leads a global organization in Volkswagen Group focusing on digital transformation, solutions and products for all brands in the group ranging from Self Driving Systems, Cloud based Digital Platforms, Connectivity, OTA and SW platforms.

Prior to Joining VW Group, Floris was VP Connected Services & Mobility Services at the Renault-Nissan Alliance in Paris, where he build the group wide cloud based connected services platform.

From 2010 to 2015 Floris was at HERE, leading the Automotive Group, building award winning embedded and mobile based connected services, infotainment and navigation solutions, deployed to car manufacturers around the world.

Floris joined Nokia In 2000, leading mobile services sales and consulting activities across Western Europe for Nokia Networks. After that he was global account director for T-Mobile for Nokia smartphones. From 2005 to 2009 he was based in New York, most recently heading the Nokia Media Network working with hundreds of publishers worldwide, before which he led Nokia Music Service strategy and business development.

Prior to joining Nokia, Floris managed his own telecom and Internet consultancy firm with a focus on communication and ecommerce services for the events and telecom industry. His other experience includes roles at Ericsson working on the emergence of mobile networks and telecommunications and before that, managing international consortia for the development of space systems, working with NASA and European Space Agency programs.

Floris holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delft with specializations in Man Machine Interfaces, Robotics and Business.

When not at work, Floris enjoys historic cars, sailing and other outdoor activities