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Philips appoints Denise Haylor as Chief Human Resource Officer and member of its Executive Committee

May 23, 2014

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the appointment of Denise Haylor as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of its Executive Committee, effective from June 16, 2014. Denise succeeds Carole Wainaina who is leaving Philips following an extended leave of absence taken to focus on her health and her family.


Denise Haylor joins Philips from Flextronics, a Fortune 500 electronics, manufacturing services and end to end supply chain solutions provider, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for HR and Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility.


“I am very pleased that we have appointed Denise to lead our HR function and to continue the transformation of our culture at Philips,” said Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Philips. “Denise brings very relevant experience to Philips through her extensive international career at Siemens, Motorola and Flextronics. She has a proven track record in HR and business transformation, HR systems and operations, talent management, reward and performance management. With this experience, she will be able to contribute significantly to our Accelerate! Transformation journey and lead our HR transformation. That makes Denise a very valuable addition to the Philips Executive Committee.”


”I am delighted to play a part in the Philips transformation journey, helping to grow the business and develop the Philips culture,” said Ms. Haylor. “Philips has a strong reputation for delivering innovation and so this is a really exciting opportunity to lead HR as we innovate and transform Philips.”


Ms. Haylor’s detailed CV is available here 

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For further information, please contact:

Elena Calamo Specchia
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 (0)6 25004735


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at