Peter Wennink was appointed as President and CEO of ASML on 1 July 2013. He joined ASML in 1999 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Management.
Mr. Wennink has an extensive background in finance and accounting. Prior to his employment with ASML, Mr. Wennink worked as a partner at Deloitte Accountants, specializing in the high technology industry with an emphasis on the semiconductor equipment industry.
Mr. Wennink is a member of the Netherlands Institute of Registered Accountants, a member of the supervisory board of the Eindhoven University of Technology and a member of the Advisory Board of the Investment Committee of Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (Dutch pension fund for government employees). Mr. Wennink further serves on the Board of the FME-CWM (the employers' organization for the technology industry in the Netherlands).
ASML is an originally Dutch company and currently the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. The photolithography machines manufactured by ASML are used in the production of computer chips. The company was founded in 1984 as a joint venture of Philips and ASMI (Advanced Semiconductor Materials International). ASML now has 60 offices in 16 countries (headquarters in Veldhoven, The Netherlands), with over 19,000 employees and more than 10,000 patents. In 2017, the company exceeded € 9 billion net sales and € 2 billion net income. All about ASML can be found on their website.
ASML is a pioneering company par excellence. Not only in its early years, but ever since, on a day-to-day basis. To stay competitive in semiconductor chip manufactiring, ASML has to do the seemingly impossible, time and again. The machines they produce are necessary to produce computer chips: they are the absolute example of frontrunners and pioneers.
ASML fully recognizes the need for technical talents and new pioneers. Their future as a high-tech company depends on it, and society as a whole needs it to continue innovation.