Chief Executive Officer
Indro Mukerjee is Chief Executive Officer at Innovate UK.
Indro is an experienced CEO with board-level leadership experience in publicly listed, corporate multinational, new venture and private equity backed fast-moving technology and industrial companies.
Previously CEO of Watchstone Group plc – Brought in by institutions to stabilise and reshape a high-profile company operating in insurance, telematics and healthcare software and services.
Plastic Logic plc – Restructured major venture capital-backed disruptive electronics company and created FlexEnable Ltd spin out.
C-MAC MicroTechnology Ltd. – Private equity backed LBO from which he built and sold three successful high technology companies operating in aerospace/defence, automotive and communications markets.
Indro’s main corporate leadership experience was based in the Netherlands with Philips (now NXP) Semiconductors BV, where he held several global board positions, including:
• Executive Vice President – Global Marketing & Sales
• Chief Marketing Officer
• CEO of the Automotive and Contactless ID/Smart Card Businesses.
Most of his time was spent in Asia and the US.
His earlier career included being Commercial Director within the leadership team which took VideoLogic (now Imagination Technologies) through an IPO, as well as senior management positions within Hitachi’s European semiconductor division.
Indro has a strong personal interest in the development of skills for industry and getting the best talent pipeline developed. He co-founded the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, which has developed into an innovative and successful partnership between industry and academia encouraging bright, young students to develop careers in the UK electronic systems industry.
He also served on the SEMTA (now Enginuity) board for nine years, where he was also Chairman of the committee managing their investment fund.
Indro has a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, is a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program and speaks several European languages.
Last updated: 11 January 2022