“On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Supervisory Board, I would like to express my deep gratitude to Neelam Dhawan for her long-term counsel and support since 2012,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “Her in-depth knowledge of the IT industry, including research, software engineering, and services has been indispensable during Philips’ transformation into a health technology leader. We look forward to continue to grow Philips, supported by a diverse and experienced Supervisory Board, aiming to support consumers to lead a healthy life and our healthcare customers achieve the Quadruple Aim of better health outcomes, improved patient and staff experiences, and lower cost of care.”
Mrs. Verhagen (Dutch, 1966) has been CEO and Chair of the Board of Management of PostNL since 2012. Under her leadership, PostNL executed a strategic transformation from a mail delivery company into a growing postal and e-commerce logistic solutions provider. Prior to her role as CEO, Mrs. Verhagen served as a member of the Management Board of PostNL, and was Managing Director Parcels and International PostNL.
Mr. Poonen (American, 1969) has held various executive leadership positions in the software industry, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer for cloud computing company VMware. In this role he was responsible for all business functions, including sales, services, support, marketing and alliances including strategic agreements with Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Prior to VMware, he was President at SAP, where he led analytics, data management and vertical industry solutions.
Subject to AGM approval, Mrs. Verhagen and Mr. Poonen will join a diverse and experienced Supervisory Board, consisting of members from Europe, North America and Asia with wide-ranging business experiences, including in the medical technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, IT, engineering and consumer goods industries. For more information about Philips’ Supervisory Board, please follow this link.