Members

The Supervisory Board supervises the policies of the executive management and the general course of affairs of Philips and advises the executive management thereon.

The Supervisory Board, in the two-tier corporate structure under Dutch law, is a separate and independent body from the Board of Management. That independent character is also reflected in the requirement that members of the Supervisory Board can neither be a member of the Board of Management, member of the Executive Committee nor an employee of the Company.

The Supervisory Board, acting in the interests of Philips and taking into account the relevant interest of Philip’s stakeholders, supervises and advises the Board of Management and the Executive Committee in performing its management tasks and setting the direction of the Group’s business, including (i) achievement of the Company’s objectives, (ii) corporate strategy and the risks inherent in the business activities, (iii) the structure and operation of the internal risk management and control systems, (iv) the financial reporting process, and (v) compliance with legislation and regulations.

Major management decisions and Philips’ strategy are discussed with and approved by the Supervisory Board. In its report, the Supervisory Board describes its activities in the financial year, the number of committee meetings and the main items discussed.

J. van der Veer

J. van der Veer

Chairman


Chairman of Corporate Governance and Nomination & Selection Committee


Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009; second term expires in 2017
Former Chief Executive and Non-executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell and currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ING Group. Member of the Supervisory Board of Concertgebouw N.V.
Born 1947, Dutch** ***

C.J.A. Van Lede

C.J.A. Van Lede

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2003; third term expires in 2015
Former Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel and currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Imtech N.V. Member of the Supervisory Boards of AirFrance/KLM, Air Liquide and Senior Advisor JP Morgan Plc. 

Born 1942, Dutch*

E. Kist

E. Kist

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2004; third term expires in 2016
Former Chairman of the Executive Board of ING Group and currently member of the Supervisory Boards of the Dutch Central Bank, DSM, Moody’s Investor Service and Stage Entertainment.
Born 1944, Dutch**

H. von Prondzynski

H. Von Prondzynski

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2007; second term expires in 2015
Former member of the Corporate Executive Committee of the F. Hofmann- La Roche Group and former CEO of Roche Diagnostics, currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HTL Strefa. Member of the Supervisory Boards of various private and listed companies including Qiagen and Hospira.
Born 1949, German*

C.A. Poon

C.A. Poon

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009; second term expires in 2017
Former Vice Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Board of Directors and Worldwide Chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Group. Currently dean of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and member of the Board of Directors of Prudential and Regeneron.
Born 1952, American** ***

J. Tai

J. Tai

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2011; first term expires in 2015

Former Vice-Chairman and CEO of DBS Group and DBS Bank Ltd and former Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated. Currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of The Bank of China Limited, Singapore Airlines, MasterCard Incorporated and Eli Lilly and Company. Also Non-Executive Director of privately-held Russell Reynolds Associates and of Vapor Stream

Born 1950, American*

N. Dhawan

N. Dhawan

Member of Supervisory Board since 2012; first term expires in 2016

Currently the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India.

Born 1959, Indian*

O. Gadiesh

O. Gadiesh

Member of the Supervisory Board since 2014; first term expires in 2018

 

Currently Chairman of Bain & Company and the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its International Business Council. Also serves on the Advisory Board for the British-American Business council.
Born 1951, Israeli/American*

* member of the Audit Committee

** member of the Remuneration Committee

*** member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination & Selection Committee