Brent Shafer

Chief Executive Officer

Philips North America


As Chief Executive Officer of Philips North America, Brent Shafer is responsible for driving growth, expanding market share and advancing Philips’ position as a focused leader in health technology across the company’s largest market.  With healthcare rapidly evolving and the need for innovative business models and solutions, Mr. Shafer leads an organization of 17,000 employees in Health Systems, Personal Health and supporting operations.  


Mr. Shafer brings broad market and business experience to the role, having served in a range of senior leadership positions with Philips and other companies including GE, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard and Hill-Rom. During his tenure at Philips, Mr. Shafer has served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions business. Under his leadership, the group achieved significant growth, expanded its portfolio of offerings and secured in-roads into new markets around the globe. In 2014, he was promoted to CEO of Philips North America.


Mr. Shafer started his career at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital and completed his bachelor’s degree and additional graduate course work at the University of Utah.