Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Dr. Henry Kressel is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 1983 and focuses on technology and communications investments. Previously, he was the vice president at RCA Laboratories responsible for the worldwide research and development of microelectronics, power electronics and associated software. Dr. Kressel holds 31 U.S. patents covering various electronic and optoelectronic devices. He pioneered the development and commercial introduction of the first semiconductor lasers, which are the basis of fiber optic communications systems, DVDs and other consumer, industrial and military products. He is the recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) David Sarnoff Award for contributions to electronic devices. Dr. Kressel is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and is the founding president of IEEE Photonics Society. He has served in an advisory capacity to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Kressel is a director of EnStorage and Suniva and is chairman of the board of trustees of Yeshiva University. A graduate of Yeshiva College, Dr. Kressel received an M.S. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from Yeshiva University.