Ronald de Jong
- Chief Market Leader, Royal Philips, Netherlands
Ronald de Jong started his career at Philips in 1990 and held various key management positions of increasing seniority in marketing, sales, service, operations, supply chain and general management. During his career Ronald worked in the following areas: business to consumer, business to business and business to government. Following his role as Managing Director and Member of the Board of Philips Deutschland GmbH (with responsibility for bottom line in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) which he held from 2004, Ronald was appointed CEO Emerging Markets in 2008, and became a member of the Executive Team of Philips Healthcare. In 2011, Ronald was appointed Chief Market Leader and member of the Royal Philips Executive Committee in order to strengthen Philips’ focus on customers and markets. His core responsibility is to drive business development in the markets, co-accountable with the business CEOs for the delivery of market revenue and profitability targets. In this capacity, Ronald de Jong is also member of the Board of Philips Capital N.V. In 2007, Ronald was ‘Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader’ in recognition of business accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world (ref. Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum) In 2012, Ronald de Jong became a member of the Supervisory Board of SNV, an international not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands. In 2014, Ronald became Chairman of the board of the Philips Foundation. The Philips Foundation is an independent entity as well as a registered charity. It is set-up to enable lasting social change in disadvantaged communities through the provision and application of innovation, talent and resources provided by Philips. In May 2015, Ronald de Jong was proclaimed a Distinguishing Fellow of the Globalization, Aging, Innovation and Care (GAIC) research program’s Advisory Group 2015-2018 – from the Tilburg University. The GAIC research program studies change in society and its access to healthcare, from the perspective of global changes in demographics and technology. The aim of the research is to help ensure access to healthcare in low-income and rural communities and post-conflict areas as well as towards vulnerable people such as the elderly. As a Distinguished Fellow, Ronald de Jong will help guide the academic program to ensure its continued relevance. Ronald is a Dutch national and holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition, Ronald has participated in educational programs at a.o. the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University, Y ALE Institute for Global Leadership and IMD Lausanne.