Role  Design & Entrepreneurship Group Leader   Qualifications  MSc (Industrial Design Engineering)

Role
Design & Entrepreneurship Group Leader

Qualifications
MSc (Industrial Design Engineering)

Willem Mees Van Der Bijl

Since his childhood, Willem has been passionate about visualising future scenarios. After he graduated from The University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, realising these future scenarios has been key in his career. After realising innovations and start-ups around medical products and saving the lives of dolphins, Willem joined Indes BV. There he worked on the development and manufacturing of a wide range of products, from Child Restraint Systems to Medical Devices. Willem then headed up the Design & Engineering team at Indes for several years. It was in 2013 that Willem emigrated to Sydney with his wife Mieke. His passion outside design is sailing. And what better environment than the Sydney Harbour to fly your Laser dinghy over the choppy waves? Very much like sailing, realising innovations is all about envisioning your goal, plotting a course and battling the challenges you will meet on your way. And in the meantime not forgetting to enjoy the wind and sun on your face!

"I believe that true innovations, new ideas that are realised in an outstanding way, can make a difference in people's lives"

Willem Van Der Bijl.