Navin studied aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology. After graduating he worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where for several years Navin was stationed in the Netherlands Antilles. Key achievements included the development of the Information and Communication Technology infrastructure that could support the growth of the Islands’ economy, and attracting several international companies to establish their HQ in the Antilles.
After returning to the Netherlands, Navin held sales and marketing roles at Fujitsu Siemens. At Fujitsu Siemens Navin started and grew Fujitsu Siemens’ enterprise computing business line. With an MBA from Nyenrode Business University, Navin accepted the challenge to head the Philips venture developing innovative user interaction technologies.