Jan van Dokkum
Board of Directors, CASIS
Jan van Dokkum is a Operating Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, CA with the specific task of guiding KPCB’s greentech ventures toward commercialization.
Earlier in his career, Jan served as president of UTC Power, a division of United Technologies, Inc., he was instrumental in advancing UTC Power’s on-site power generation product and service offerings. These include stationary fuel cells, renewable power solutions and combined cooling, heating and power applications for commercial building markets. He led the effort to commercialize many new energy solutions. He also focused the company’s fuel cell activities toward transportation, working closely with leading automotive manufacturers in transitioning their cars and transit buses towards short and long range electrification.
Before joining UTC Power, Jan was with Siemens for 17 years. For the last six of those years, he served as president and chief executive officer of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc. During that time, he augmented the company’s traditional power equipment, such as switchgear, power breakers, transformers and regulators, with intelligent systems and controls. His vision included creating a smart electrical power delivery system to provide greater reliability and functionality.
Jan served many years on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, and he contributed to the Department of Energy’s Grid 2030 National Vision for Electricity’s Second 100 Years. He co-chaired the Energy Efficiency in Buildings project for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Jan immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands in 1978. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.