Passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and business transformation to drive competitiveness and customer value. Since April 2011, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips. Extending Philips’ leadership in health technology as the company focuses on its mission to make the world healthier and more sustainable, with the goal of improving three billion lives per year by 2025. Drives Philips’ strategic agenda as the company seeks to provide technology solutions to enable seamless, patient-centred care across the entire health continuum, starting with healthy living and prevention, precision diagnosis and personalized treatment, through to care in the home – where the cycle to healthy living begins again. Member, European Round Table of Industrialists. Member of the Board of Directors, Novartis. Co-Chair, 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Named one the world’s top 20 business leaders, Fortune magazine (2017).