Egbert van Acht

Chief Business Leader Personal Health


Egbert van Acht is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader Personal Health Businesses of Royal Philips. He is also member of the Executive Committee of Royal Philips. Egbert van Acht is responsible for Personal Health Businesses since 2017, comprising Health & Wellness, Personal Care, Domestic Appliances and Sleep & Respiratory Care.


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.

At Philips we put people center-stage, empowering them to take an active role in managing their health

and well-being to get the most out of life.

Egbert van Acht

Chief Business Leader Personal Health, Royal Philips

Egbert joined Philips in 2002 and has held various senior leadership roles in the company. 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.


He started his professional career in Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Marketing. 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.


Egbert was born in the Netherlands in 1965. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration & Management from Nyenrode Business University 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.



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  • Current role: Chief Business Leader Personal Health, Royal Philips
  • Since: 2017
  • Born: The Netherlands in 1965
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Graduated:
    - Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands (Business Administration & Management)
    - University of Bath, United Kingdom (Marketing, Finance & Business Strategy)  

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