Member of the Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel
Fredrik Verkroost is an experienced CEO and Turnaround Leader of Industrial and Technology companies worldwide, specializing in corporate strategy, company turnarounds, mergers & acquisitions, divestments, and incubating innovation.
Since 2000, Fredrik supports innovative technology companies with their governance, development and financing needs, and has also managed the transformation, strategy and development of industrial and technology Companies, securing their M&A or divestment needs. In 2014 he completed a complex transformation of NEC’s Unified Communications business in Europe. Fredrik now serves on the boards of high-tech SME’s and is on the advisory boards of some Private Equity firms.
In his earlier corporate career, Fredrik held the following responsibilities:
Fredrik is a mentor for the Satellite Applications Catapult, and was a former member on the European Council on Corporate Strategy and the European Energy Board.
His management roles have covered a broad range of technology sectors, including Test & Measurements; Microwave routing; Mobile, Fixed-line and Satellite Communications; Energy Management & Smart Meters; Industrial Controls & Automation; Building Automation; Electronic Health Records; Database Analytics Software; Kinegram bank note security; LED Lighting; Chip Card industry; Signal Processing Algorithms for the oil, automotive, water and voice recognition industries.
Fredrik holds a PhD and B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineer from the Victoria University of Manchester. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.