Dr. Sophie Vandebroek

Sophie Vandebroek is the chief technology officer of Xerox and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. She was named to these positions January 2006, and was appointed a vice president of the corporation in February 2006.

Born in Leuven, Belgium, where she earned a master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from KU Leuven in Belgium, Dr. Vandebroek received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She oversees Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S., as well as the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, Inc.). 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 was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame, and elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences.