Saskia obtained her degree in Econometrics in 1996 and started her career at KPN as a Researcher in the field of Network Optimization. This field grew out to a new department, of which she became the manager in 2000. At KPN she fulfilled several management positions, all for departments with a strong focus on innovation. At 2004 she joined TNO as an R&D manager in the field of ICT. The last four years she has been working in close cooperation with the Board as the Company's Secretary. In 2012 she was appointed Director of Research in Technical Sciences.