Sophie Bechu
Chief Operations Officer, Order to Cash Excellence, Procurement, Global Services & Solutions 
Sophie Bechu

Current role: Chief Operations Officer, Royal Philips


Since: 2016

Born: France, in 1960


Nationality: French and American


Graduated: Engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Paris, France

Chief Operations Officer, Order to Cash Excellence, Procurement, Global Services & Solutions 

Sophie Bechu

Executive Vice President Sophie Bechu is Chief Operations Officer and responsible for driving operational excellence in everything from the way the company receives a customer order, to producing the goods or services, to delivery, invoicing, collecting payments and offering a global, consistent service experience to customers. It is her mission to make sure Philips delivers on its promises; thinking from a customer perspective and applying excellence in execution.

Sophie has extensive experience in operations, service delivery, procurement, supply chain, quality, engineering and strategic outsourcing. Prior to Philips she worked at IBM where she was most recently Vice President, Strategic Outsourcing, North America Delivery. In this role she was responsible for the IT services delivery for the company’s clients in North America; this portfolio included Healthcare and Life Sciences businesses in the USA.
It inspires me to visit our sites across the globe and see the passion with which our people bring our products to life.

Sophie was born in France and holds a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Paris. Having lived in France, Hong Kong, India and the USA, she now resides in the Netherlands with her family. Sophie's interests include world affairs, reading and golf.
At a glance

Current role: Chief Operations Officer, Royal Philips


Since: 2016

Born: France, in 1960

Nationality: French and American

Graduated: Engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Paris, France

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