Marnix van Ginneken

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Member of the Board of Management since November 2017

Responsibilities: Chief Legal Officer, Compliance, Intellectual Property & Standards


Marnix van Ginneken joined Philips’ legal department in 2007 and became head of Group legal in 2010. In this role he was responsible for the various Group Legal departments in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, including Corporate & Financial Law, Legal Compliance and Legal M&A. In 2014 Marnix became Chief Legal Officer of Royal Philips and a member of the Executive Committee. He was appointed Member of the Philips Board of Management effective November, 2017.

Before joining Philips, Marnix worked as an in-house lawyer for Akzo Nobel and before that as an attorney in a private practice.

Since 2011, he has been a part-time Professor of International Corporate Governance at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam.

Marnix is also a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, the Dutch Lawyers Association (Nederlandse Juristen Vereniging (NJV), and the Grotius Academy Foundation (Stichting Grotius Academie). He is Chairman of the Professional Education for Company Lawyers (Stichting Beroepsopleiding Bedrijfsjuristen).

Marnix studied law at the University of Utrecht and at Wayne State University in Detroit. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.