Robert A. Cascella

Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis

Robert A. Cascella leads Philips’ Precision Diagnosis business cluster, which focuses on bringing together those businesses related to the future promise of precision diagnosis and disease pathway selection, including smart systems, informatics, solutions and services. 


This cluster includes the Business Groups (BG) Diagnostic Imaging, Ultrasound and Healthcare Informatics (including Radiology Solutions, Performance Bridge Services). Precision Diagnosis also includes Pathology, Neurology and Oncology Solutions.


Prior to joining Philips in 2015, Rob was president and later CEO at Hologic, a global leader in women’s health. Under his tenure, Hologic broadly diversified its product portfolio and substantially grew revenues through a combination of innovative product development and acquisition, as well as the building of strong customer relationships.

By grouping Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare Informatics and Ultrasound together in our Precision Diagnosis business cluster, Philips is accelerating our transformation to a customer-first, solutions company.

Robert A. Cascella

Chief Business Leader Precision Disagnosis, Royal Philips

Over more than 30 years, Rob has an impressive track record in value creation in the healthcare industry, with a strong focus on integrated solutions. He contributes a wealth of expertise in diagnostic imaging, together with deep customer insights as Philips works to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation and improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2030. 


Rob was named executive vice president of Royal Philips and appointed to the Philips Executive Committee in 2016. He and his wife live in Florida and are the parents of four children. 

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At a glance


  • Current role: Chief Business Leader, Precision Diagnosis
  • Since: 2015
  • Born: Bridgeport, Connecticut, 
    USA in 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Graduated: Fairfield University,
    BA Accounting

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