Huub van der Vrande, born on 3rd October 1955, studied Business Economics and Computer Science at the Technical University in Eindhoven. After completing his studies, he started work at the end of 1976 at Volvo Car BV, the current NedCar. During the period 1976 to 1987 he occupied many management positions.
After his career at Volvo Car, Huub van der Vrande joined Neways Electronics BV as director. In 1995 he buys the electronic company, Ripa Electronics BV. Under his management, the Ripa Group evolved into a company employing a workforce of 550 and with a turnover in excess of 100 million guilders. In 2000 the Ripa Group joined forces with Neways Electronics International and on November 1st of the same year, Huub van der Vrande was appointed director and member of the board of directors at Neways.
After the extension of the Board of Directors in January 2015 he fills the position of CEO.