Johan den Haan

Chief Product & Technology Officer

Originally from: Veere, The Netherlands

Currently based: Veere, The Netherlands

Education: Delft University of Technology

Mendix tenure: Joined Mendix in 2005

Johan den Haan is the chief product and technology officer at Mendix, where he leads the R&D and engineering teams for all Mendix products. He is responsible for overseeing the product vision and roadmap, research and development, release management and technology architecture.

Johan started his journey with Mendix as a developer in 2005 when the company was founded and has grown as a leader through innovating thinking and team collaboration.

Prior to Mendix, Johan owned a SaaS company, triDesign, that provided an online content management system for customers. He received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Master’s in Information Architecture from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

When Johan is not working, he spends time outside or building LEGOs with his family to inspire the next generation of builders.

In their own words

Inspiring innovation: I am proud to work for Mendix because of the impact we make. We inspire and enable everyone to become a software maker so they can create better experiences and impactful innovations and improve efficiencies for themselves, their companies and the world around them.

Team of visionaries: I have the privilege to work with the smartest and most passionate people in this industry. Because of this passion, we are the innovation and vision leader in low-code, according to Gartner four years in a row.

Customers first: The culture at Mendix ensures we put customers first. We think big, innovate, nurture talent, hear every voice and most importantly, have fun while doing it.

Great people make the difference: I am driven to go to work every day by working with great people because a strong team is so much more than the sum of its parts. On top of that, I get to work with these people to solve complex problems, make technology accessible for everyone and make an impact on the world around us.

Builders of tomorrow: My family and I have an enormous amount of LEGO in the house. LEGO’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow, which aligns well with the mission we have at Mendix to inspire and enable the makers of today to turn their ideas into valuable software.
Always outside: When I’m not in the office, you will likely find me outside, running on the trails through the forest, dunes or on the beach. I also love swimming in the North Sea all year round.

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