is member of the Board of Directors of Barco NV since April 2017. Dr. Steegen holds a Ph.D. in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, imec, in Belgium.
She joined IBM Semiconductor R&D in Fishkill, New York, in 2000. As R&D director and executive of IBM’s International Semiconductor Alliance, she was responsible for IBM’s advanced logic semiconductor development. In 2011, she rejoined imec in Belgium. As Executive Vice President, she was in charge of imec’s Semiconductor Technology & Systems division. Dr. Steegen is a recognized leader in semiconductor R&D and an acclaimed and inspiring thought leader in innovation in the IoT and digitalization era.
In 2018, Dr. An Steegen joined Umicore as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s overall innovation strategy. In this role, An was in charge of Umicore’s R&D in the areas of clean mobility materials, recycling and sustainability and responsible for Umicore’s new business incubation in adjacent and new opportunity markets. She also served as Executive Vice President of the Electro-Optical Materials and Metal Deposition Solutions business units.
Since 2022, Dr. An Steegen is part of the Supervisory board of ASML, as well as of the Technology Committee.
Dr. An Steegen has been nominated to co-CEO as of October 1, 2021.