Philips Appoints New Members to Group Management Committee
Jul 22, 2003
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Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has added four new executives to its Group Management Committee, effective Aug. 1, 2003. Joining the committee are Rudy Provoost, currently heading Philips Consumer Electronics in Europe, Frans van Houten, presently general manager of Global Business Creation at Philips Consumer Electronics, Johan van Splunter, CEO of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care, and Daniel Hartert, Philips’ chief information officer.

According to the company, Mr. Provoost and Mr. van Houten take up two newly formed positions within Philips Consumer Electronics, reflecting a realignment of the product division’s business activities to further strengthen the company’s time to market and global execution in consumer electronics. Mr. Provoost becomes CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics Global Sales and Services, with global responsibility for all sales activities, e-business, customer care, and customer relationship management. In addition, he will be charged with improving and developing international key account management for retail activities across Philips, in close cooperation with other product divisions. Mr. van Houten becomes CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics Business Groups, which oversees the Business Creation, Industry, Marketing, Research and Development, and Strategy functions.

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