Caroline Watteeuw, a seasoned business executive with extensive experience in leading complex technology and information security functions, has joined the NYIT Board of Trustees. As technology officer at the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, she is responsible for IT diligence with prospective investments, as well as providing ongoing advisory services to the firm’s existing portfolio companies.
Watteeuw also served as global chief technology officer and senior vice president, business information services, at PepsiCo, overseeing the company’s worldwide IT Innovation Centers, architecture and engineering teams, infrastructure operations, manufacturing, and logistics systems.
“Caroline’s expertise in setting and executing strategic direction for both startups and multinational corporations, combined with her skills in data analytics and creating sustainable competitive advantages, are of great value to NYIT,” said Kevin Silva, chair of the NYIT Board of Trustees. “Further, her entrepreneurial spirit and numerous innovations in global business and technology add a remarkable dimension to the diverse expertise of our board and university leadership.”
Watteeuw said: “Having built a career on innovation through technology, I feel energized and grateful to contribute to NYIT, where students are receiving an education founded on information technology and applied science that empowers them to be leaders, and drivers, of the global economy.”
Born in Belgium and a U.S. resident since graduate school, Watteeuw brings a personal and professional sensitivity to globalism that resonates with NYIT’s global vision, students, and career-oriented professional programs. She is also an advocate for women in the sciences.
In addition, Watteeuw serves on the board of directors of Capgemini, a firm that offers services in consulting, technology, and outsourcing. She earned a professional chemical engineering degree at the University of Ghent in Belgium and an M.S. in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.