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, including co-CEO of the Consumer Electronics Division. From 2004 to 2009, he was CEO of NXP Semiconductors. He also ran his own consultancy and was senior advisor to the board of the Dutch financial services business ING Group during the separation phase of its banking and insurance operations.