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Frans van Houten

President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips

Master’s in Economics and Business Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. 1986, joined Royal Philip; has held multiple senior global leadership positions across the company, including Co-CEO, Consumer Electronics and CEO, Philips Semiconductors; since April 2011, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Board of Management; leads the company in its goal to make the world healthier and more sustainable and to deliver on the company’s stated goal of improving three billion lives per year by 2025; leading the company into the next decisive phase of its transformation: the planned separation of Royal Philips and the subsequent creation of two world-leading, fit for purpose businesses in Lighting and HealthTech, announced in 2014 and due to be effectuated in the first half of 2016. Senior Adviser to the Board, Dutch financial services business ING Group; has led the successful spin-off of NXP Semiconductors. Member, European Round Table of Industrialists. Interests: sailing, skiing, running and art.