Henry Kressel

Henry KresselSpecial Limited Partner

New York

Henry Kressel is a Special Limited Partner of Warburg Pincus. During the past 30 years, he has served as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor focused on the firm’s technology and communications investment activities. Previously, he was the Vice President at RCA Laboratories responsible for the worldwide research and development of microelectronics, power electronics and associated software. Henry 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. Henry 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. He is a director of EnStorage. A graduate of Yeshiva College, Henry received an MS from Harvard University, an MBA 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.

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