Group responsibilities: Philips Greater China
Patrick S. Kung joined Royal Philips in February 2008 as Executive Vice President and was appointed CEO of Philips Greater China in October 2008. He became a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Philips in July 2011.
Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Kung was with Motorola for 27 years gaining extensive global general management experience, with particular expertise in the China market. He started his career as an engineer focused on product development and operations, including developing Motorola’s alphanumeric paging and two-way paging businesses.
In 1996, Mr. Kung established and managed in Shanghai Motorola’s first paging manufacturing joint venture globally. While based in Asia from 2000 to 2007, Mr. Kung held key management positions with increasing responsibility for the sales, marketing, and development of Motorola’s personal communications business. He managed the mobile devices business in Taiwan until 2003 when he became responsible for the North Asia region. From 2005 to 2007, as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Growth Engines, Mr. Kung led Motorola’s global efforts in the development of ultra low-cost mobile devices with a vision to provide universal accessibility for mobile communication.
Mr. Kung holds a BSEE degree from Tatung Institute of Technology in Taiwan and an MSEE degree from Tennessee Tech University in the U.S. He was granted four U.S. patents for innovations in paging early in his career.