Mr. Otte serves as Corporate Vice President and Chief People Officer. He joined ASM in 2013. Ralph has a proven track record and background in a variety of industries and within listed companies. After graduating from the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands in the late 1980s, he began a career with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. From 1993, he held various senior HR positions in specialized healthcare, and led a merger and integration between three healthcare organizations.
He then moved to Accenture as a strategy consultant, specializing in organization and change strategy. From 2000 until 2010, Ralph held various executive HR leadership positions at ASML, before transferring to DAF / PACCAR to become a member of their management team, responsible for HR.
Ralph has a master’s degree in human resources, and an executive master’s in financial economics, both from the University of Tilburg. He also completed the post-graduate master’s program in executive change management at Sioo in Utrecht. He is a Dutch national.