Roy Jakobs is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader for the Personal Health Businesses of Royal Philips, effective October 1, 2018. He is also member of the Executive Committee of Royal Philips. The Personal Health businesses comprise Health & Wellness, Personal Care, Domestic Appliances and Sleep & Respiratory Care.
Roy has extensive global experience and a record of accomplishment in strategy, innovation, value chain management, new business development, M&A, marketing and sales. He joined Philips in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer for Philips Lighting. In 2012, he became Market Leader for Philips Middle East & Turkey. In 2015, he moved to Shanghai to become Leader of the Domestic Appliances business. Since mid-2017 he has been leading this business group from Amsterdam.