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 has supplied Executive Management Services to manage the turnaround, strategy and development of industrial and technology Companies, and secure their M&A or divestment needs. He recently completed a complex transformation of NEC’s Unified Communications business in Europe, and is presently undertaking a major assignment for NEC-CASIO Mobile Communications. In addition, Fredrik supports innovative technology companies with their governance, development and financing needs.
In his earlier corporate career, Fredrik held the following responsibilities:
He was a former long-standing participant on the European Council on Corporate Strategy, and a former member on the European Energy Board.
His management roles have covered a broad range of technology sectors, including Test & Measurement solutions; Mobile, Fixed-line and Satellite Communications; Energy Management; Industrial Controls & Automation; Building Automation; Electronic Health Records for healthcare reforms; non-toxic and non-PVC Food Packaging; 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.