Responsibilities: Chief Human Resources Officer, Culture
Ronald de Jong is Chief Human Resources Officer, a position he has held since April 2017. Ronald is also Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Management.
Ronald is passionate about Philips’ transformation to become a health technology company and its goal to improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2025. With more than 25 years of experience at Philips, he is a champion of Philips’ culture, fostering a lean, entrepreneurial and customer-focused approach.
Ronald started his career at Philips in 1990 and held various leadership positions in marketing, sales, service, operations, supply chain and general management. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Market Leader responsible for Global Markets (all except Greater China & North America), Government Affairs and Market-to-Order Excellence with a goal to strengthen Philips’ focus on customers and markets.
Among his achievements, Ronald led the transformation of Philips’ market organization under the global Accelerate! program in 2011 with the objective of building more entrepreneurial market and country organizations; improving customer focus by generating deep market and customer insights; developing local business opportunities by co-creating locally relevant propositions with customers and helping drive the company’s approach to winning more long-term strategic partnerships.
Since 2014 Ronald has been Chairman of the Board of the Philips Foundation, set up to enable lasting social change in disadvantaged communities through the application of innovation, talent and resources provided by Philips.
Ronald was honored by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2007 and proclaimed a Distinguished Fellow of the Globalization, Aging, Innovation and Care (GAIC) research program at Tilburg University in 2015. Ronald is a member of the Supervisory Board of SNV, an international not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands.
Ronald holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition, he has participated in educational programs at, among others, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University, Yale Institute for Global Leadership and IMD Lausanne.