Sophie V. Vandebroek, PhD

Former Vice President, Emerging Technology Partnerships

Independent Director since July 2013
Finance Committee
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee


Dr. Vandebroek has served as founder and owner of Strategic Vision Ventures LLC since February 2021.  Previously, Dr. Vandebroek was the inaugural visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering for the 2019-2020 academic year; Vice President, Emerging Technology Partnerships for International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM) from August 2018 to August 2019 and Chief Operating Officer - IBM Research from January 2017 to August 2018. Prior to joining IBM, she was an executive with Xerox Corporation where she served as Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President of Xerox Corporation and President of the Xerox Innovation Group from 2006 to 2016 and was Chief Engineer of Xerox Corporation from 2002 to 2005.  Dr. Vandebroek was also responsible for overseeing Xerox’s global research centers, including the Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC Inc. Dr. Vandebroek has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer N.V. since April 2020. Dr. Vandebroek previously served as a director of Analogic Corporation from 2008 to 2016. Dr. Vandebroek has been a member of the Advisory Council of the dean of the School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2010. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. Dr. Vandebroek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering from KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.