“ Philips is a 127-year-old company, but it’s now going through a monumental shift. That’s a really exciting thing to be a part of”
Meet some of our inspiring leaders who are shaping the future of health tech at Philips
Philips – Our journey in health technology
Learn about our strategy to address global healthcare challenges and extend our leadership in the health technology industry.
How I make life better for people
Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to help create a healthier society through meaningful work. John Frank devoted his life and career to this call to improve the lives of people through sleep and respiratory solutions. What motivates him everyday is knowing that there are a lot of people in need, but there will be always a way to make their lives better through meaningful innovations.
Leading change: impacting so many people
When Philips needed somebody to lead Philips Excellence, Carolyn Lum was the woman for the job. It didn’t take much to convince her. The challenge of leading change at global level was too good to pass.
Leading Philips Central and Eastern Europe - Find the best opportunities to win in the market
Having worked in multiple regions such as the Nordics, the Middle East, Ukraine and the Benelux, Reinier Schlatmann, CEO CEE thought returning to Central and Eastern Europe would be like returning home. For Reinier, this is the ultimate opportunity to make the health continuum strategy come to life.
An unexpected executive career at Philips
Six years ago Sean Carney thought Philips was ‘an old technology company.’ So when he was approached to start a new executive role at Philips, he wasn’t convinced. Then something changed…
The buzz around innovation
As a leader in Business Transformation, Julie joined Philips to help contribute towards its healthcare vision by creating a strategy around how Philips can be more efficient and excellent in everything they do. It was the buzz around innovation and the chance to make an impact that compelled her to join.
An inside peek at Philips life
Inclusion requires action - Frans van Houten's commitment
We believe our workforce should reflect the societies in which we operate and the customers we serve. We should be inclusive of all people, ideas and new ways of thinking, recognizing that enhanced innovation, performance and employee satisfaction derives from a fully inclusive environment. We are committed to embracing diversity in the broadest sense and determined to offer transparency, fairness and integrity in our processes and ways of working...
A higher high-tech calling - An interview with Carla Kriwet
"Philips’ Carla Kriwet explains how the firm competes with Silicon Valley for top engineers. As CEO of Connected Care and Health Informatics for Philips, Carla Kriwet is charged with many duties beyond recruiting. But recruiting is central to her – and Philips’ – goal of saving and improving billions of lives around the globe. The 127-year-old company, once an electronics conglomerate, needs engineering graduates and other serious talent to further its mission as a global force in healthcare technology..."
"IT is the beating heart, truly connected to every other part of Philips, according to Doshi. IT spans fifteen markets, including the United States and Greater China. The CEO is also highly engaged in IT and the overall digital transformation required to help succeed on Philips’ mission to improve three billion lives by 2030..."
Be courageous, tenacious and go for the less obvious
"I always aim to stay true to myself, which can indeed feel vulnerable sometimes. I believe in having a common purpose, a shared reason for why we do things at Philips. After all, it is all about the team. Recognizing the potential in an individual and not taking the ‘easy’ route by hiring or modelling clones of myself..."
Reflections on life in business: eight lessons in eight years
"As a leader, tough times are the moments when you can prove yourself worthy as leader. When the pressure is on, the stress is mounting, and motivation is dwindling, a leader must give clear direction, challenge and support to colleagues...."