Meet the Team

Jacob Eelkema

Jacob Eelkema

Co-founder

Salem Mourad

Salem Mourad

Co-founder

 

In 2008 Altramotive was founded by two ambitious engineers, Jacob Eelkema & Salem Mourad.
Altramotive distinguishes itself through a pragmatic, professional and independent approach.

Our joint experience has been gathered during working for more than 20 years in the field of advanced powertrains at Altramotive and before that at the international renowned research institute TNO Automotive and the research department of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg.
We have a broad experience ranging from conceptual ideas to fully operating vehicles. We also have a clear view and a vision of the current and the future developments in the field of sustainable mobility.

CV Jacob Eelkema

Born in Bergum, The Netherlands, on 14 November 1976

Education:

  • University of Hertfordshire (UK), International Automotive Engineering, graduated cum laude
  • College of Automotive Engineering (HAN Department of Technique) in Arnhem, graduated cum laude

Working experience:

  • Altramotive, 2008-now. Co-founder and co-owner.
  • Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, August 2003-2008. Research engineer. Within the research department for alternative powertrains I had a broad scope of work. Development and application of controls for prototype vehicles, general feasibility studies (assessing potential, technical feasibility, costs, market chances) as well as iniating and starting up new projects.
  • TNO Automotive research institute in Delft, The Netherlands, from January 2001-August 2003. My activities consisted of management, engineering and acquisition: Simulation and calculation of energy flows and control development · commercialisation of simulation tool · theoretical assessment of powertrain concepts · engineering and testing of prototype vehicles ·project management.

Languages: Dutch, English, German, basic knowledge French


CV Salem Mourad

Born in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 21 November 1973

Education:

  • Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven Technical University 1992-1997, graduated cum laude in Transport Technology

Working experience:

  • Altramotive, 2008-now. Co-founder and co-owner.
  • TNO Automotive in Delft, 1997 – 2007. I have worked at TNO Automotive research institute in Delft, The Netherlands, from 1997- 2007. Started at research scientist, co-founder of the Advanced Powertrains group; the past years business manager Advanced Powertrains and sales manager in the automotive sales team; worked in Europe, Canada, USA, China, Korea, Indonesia etc. Numerous international papers, chairman functions, patents, won second prize in the 2005 Rally of Monte Carlo for Hybrid Vehicles.

Languages: Dutch, English, German, basic knowledge French and Arabic

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