Fopke Klok studied Mathematics at Groningen University. He started his professional career at Groningen University and Delft University of Technology.
In 1986 he joined Philips Electronics as a CAD Systems analyst. From 1991 to 2007 he worked at Philips Research in various managerial positions in the Netherlands and in the UK in areas like Computer Graphics, Compiler Technology, Wireless Communication and User Interfaces.
In 1998 he was appointed Senior Vice-President and became Head of the Strategy and Program Office at Philips Research, responsible for Research Planning & Programming.
Since 1 June 2007 Fopke Klok is Office Director at ITEA.