Luda Kopeikina is Investment Director at DSM Venturing, a global corporate venture arm of DSM, a multi-billion-dollar material-science company, headquartered in Netherlands. She leads investments in solar and additive manufacturing markets.
Before DSM, Luda was a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore where she co-founded the Institute for Engineering Leadership that nurtured 28+ start-up teams based on breakthrough technologies. Luda is an entrepreneur who started three successful companies. One of them was BioEnergy Planet Inc., which converted agricultural waste to bio-oil. Before starting her own companies, Luda was a CEO of a public company, Celerity Solutions Inc, which she turned around and grew six fold in two years; and VP of General Electric where, among other roles, she restructured business processes to deliver multi-million dollar bottom line impact. Luda is an author of a popular book The Right Decision Every Time: How to Reach Clarity on Tough Decisions, published by Prentice Hall. She is currently a director of seven boards.
Luda holds a Master’s Degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from St. Petersburg University, Russia, where she also completed a Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science.
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