"René Penning de Vries has worked over 30 years in various positions in the High Tech industry, most recently as Board Member and Chief Technology Officer of NXP Semiconductors.
Currently René is involved in various boardpositions and advisory functions in the High Tech industry as well as in the Health sector.
In the High Tech sector René was appointed as ‘Boegbeeld’ for the topsector ICT, he is member of the Supervisory Board of Neways Electronics International NV and member of the Supervisory Board of Qu Tech, the Dutch icon project on quantum computing.
In the Health sector René is Chairman of the Health Valley Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together research institutes, healthcare institutions and commercial partners with the aim to foster innovation in the field. Recently he was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of the Sint Maartenskliniek, Ubbergen (near Nijmegen).
He is also member of the Supervisory Board of the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM).Penning de Vries received his PhD Semiconductor Device Physics in 1984 at the University of Twente and his MSc in Physics at the Radboud University of Nijmegen.