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  • Frans van Houten
    Frans van Houten
    Chief Executive Director, Royal Philips Electronics
  • Frans van Houten
    Frans van Houten
    Chief Executive Director, Royal Philips Electronics

 Participated in the Business Breakfast "Viable Healthcare"

Frans van Houten started his career with the company in 1986 and held several leadership positions within the company.

He became CEO of Airvision, an in-flight  entertainment start-up in the United States in 1992, and was appointed  vice president international sales and operations of Philips  Kommunikations Industrie in Germany in 1993.

In 1996 Mr. Van Houten joined Philips’  Consumer Electronics division for which he led the region Asia Pacific,  Middle East and Africa.

In 2002, he became co-CEO of the Consumer  Electronics division and was appointed member of Philips’ Group  Management Committee in 2003.

In 2004, Mr. Van Houten was appointed CEO  of Philips Semiconductors and in 2006 joined Philips’ Board of  Management until the spin out and creation of NXP Semiconductors in  September of that year, when he became the CEO of NXP. Prior to  re-joining Philips, Mr. Van Houten was leading a project to separate ING  Group’s banking and insurance operations as an independent advisor to  ING’s management board.

In January 2011, Mr. Van Houten assumed the position of Chief Executive Director of Royal Philips Electronics.