Henk started his career at Philips in 1990 as a Product Manager. He worked in Brazil as a Marketing & Sales Manager for Kitchen Appliances from 1994 to 1998, and was instrumental in introducing Kitchen Appliances in China and India. In 2004, he became CEO of the BG Accessories and in 2009, became responsible for Emerging Markets. In 2011, he was appointed President for Europe and Asia for Consumer Lifestyle. In August 2012, he returned to Brazil to become the CEO for Philips Latin America. He has a degree in Business Science from the University of Groningen.