CHAM 2018

The Netherlands
Frans van Houten is CEO of Royal Philips, a position he has held since April 2011. He is also Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee. He holds a Master's degree in Economics and Business Management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Frans drives Philips’ strategic agenda to provide healthcare technology solutions in support of seamless, patient-centered care across the health continuum, starting with healthy living and prevention, precision diagnosis and personalized treatment, through to care in the home.
He first joined Philips in 1986 and he has driven increased investment in R&D to establish new businesses in areas like digital pathology, medical wearables and healthcare informatics.
He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Novartis in February, 2017.
Frans was named one the world’s top 20 business leaders in 2017 by influential global business magazine, Fortune.