Jan Doets was born in 1959 in Delft, the Netherlands. After earning a degree in Industrial Engineering at Delft Technical University, he started his career with Philips Electronics N.V. in international industrial management.
Jan Doets has held management positions within the Philips Group in various business units such as Audio, TV and Optical Storage, in locations including Singapore, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In 2002, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Ionics EMS Inc. in the Philippines.
In January 2007, Jan Doets joined the Heraeus Electro-Nite group as Vice President of Corporate Operations and became Managing Director of Heraeus Electro-Nite International N.V. in January 2010.