Frans van Houten has been a member of the Board of Directors since February 28, 2017. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director.
Mr. van Houten is CEO and chairman of the executive committee and the board of management of Royal Philips, a position he has held since 2011. Under his leadership, Philips has transformed itself into a focused health technology company. In May 2016, he also became vice chairman and a member of the supervisory board of Philips Lighting.
Mr. van Houten holds a master’s degree in economics and business management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He joined Philips in 1986 and has held multiple global senior leadership positions. From 2009 to 2010, he was a consultant to the boards of companies including ING Group NV and ASM International NV. Before that, he was CEO of NXP Semiconductors (a Philips spinoff) from 2004 to 2009.