Responsibilities: Personal Health Businesses
Egbert van Acht was made responsible for Personal Health Businesses in October 2017, comprising Health & Wellness, Personal Care, Domestic Appliances and Sleep & Respiratory Care.
He joined Philips in 2002 and has held various senior leadership roles in the company in sales and marketing. Most recently, Egbert led the Health & Wellness business group for seven years. Prior to that, he led the Garment Care business, and worked as Chief Marketing Officer in Philips Consumer Lifestyle business, responsible for consumer care, product quality and marketing for all Philips consumer products. He also ran the commercial organization in Western Europe and North America.
Egbert started his professional career in Procter & Gamble (P&G), initially working as Marketing Manager for the Fabric Care Brands in Europe, later as Marketing Director with responsibility for the total brand portfolio in the Benelux. Having worked for P&G for 11 years, in 2000 Egbert became European Board member for digital marketing company 24/7 Media, now part of the WPP group.
He is passionate about innovation, quality, design, marketing and talent development. His mission is to support and inspire consumers and employees all over the world to be healthy, live well and enjoy life. He has a strong track record in delivering business results via organic growth, alliances, mergers & acquisitions.
Egbert was born in the Netherlands in 1965. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration & Management from Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands and a Master of Science in Marketing, Finance & Business Strategy from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He is married with four children and has a passion for rugby.