Joep Beukers studied Chemical Engineering at TU Delft. After occupying various positions in Procurement and Business improvement at Philips and ING, he joined APG in 2013. He has set up the Continuous Improvement department to support the large-scale transformation of APG. Since 2015, Joep leads the Innovation department of APG. The department is responsible for initiating and facilitating the overall innovation process, starting at the idea phase until the launch of the "Pilot Factory". The department builds and maintains the ecosystem to accelerate and support the innovation process.