Sophie V. Vandebroek, PhD

Visiting Scholar

Independent Director since July 2013
Finance Committee
Nominating and Governance Committee


In September 2019, Dr. Vandebroek was appointed as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering inaugural visiting scholar for the 2019-2020 academic year. Previously, Dr. Vandebroek served as Vice President, Emerging Technology Partnerships for International Business Machines, Inc. ("IBM")  from August 2018 to August 2019. She was previously Chief Operating Officer - IBM Research for IBM 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 research centers, including the Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC Inc. 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.