Ruud van der Linden, who is based in Hong Kong/Munich, is currently CEO of a German company Silicon Line. Ruud was previously CEO, Chief Marketing Officer and Board member of an Irish company Redmere, Senior VP at Asia Pacific for Freecom Inc, Senior VP for Philips Semiconductor where he was responsible for the Display Solutions Business Unit worldwide, located in Taiwan. There he was responsible for the total product value chain for products such as display drivers, decoders, encoders and video processing IC’s.
Ruud also spent almost 6 years as Senior VP Asia Pacific at Philips Semiconductor, running the complete marketing and sales operation for Philips Semiconductors in Asia (also located in Taiwan). Prior to that he was responsible for World Wide Marketing of Philips Semiconductor Logic IC’s, based in Silicon Valley. Ruud started his career at Philips in the Netherlands in 1984 having roles in Sales, Automation, Production and Human Resource management.
Following University Ruud worked as a teacher in Physics and Mathematics. He has Bachelor degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nijmegen, and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Enschede, both located in the Netherlands.