New Philips boss for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

On 1st February Peter Vullinghs (43) is taking over chairmanship of the board at Philips in Germany (subject to his appointment by the supervisory board) and will also take the chair of the entire D-A-CH region.

He succeeds Dr. Carla Kriwet (43), who in future will be responsible for Philips’ global business in solutions and systems for patient care and patient monitoring, in which function she will report directly to Philips’ CEO Frans van Houten.

The Dutchman Peter Vullinghs started his career at Philips in the year 1996 – at first in internal auditing. After a variety of stations in India, Singapore and Hong Kong he transferred to Moscow in 2009 and took over the directorship of Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle Division in Russia.

In 2013 Vullinghs was appointed chairman of the board of Philips in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Central Asia.