Global Q&A Series: 4 Questions with Egbert van Acht, Philips Personal Health Businesses
Appointed the head of Philips’ Personal Health Businesses in October 2017, Egbert van Acht oversees the company’s Health & Wellness, Personal Care, Domestic Appliances, and Sleep & Respiratory Care operations. He’s been with Philips since 2002 and has held various leadership roles throughout Philips, most recently as the head of the Health & Wellness group.
Dealerscope: What attracted you to the consumer tech world?
van Acht: I have always been motivated by working for a company that makes a positive impact on people’s life. For more than 125 years, Philips delivers meaningful innovations that answer to people’s needs and expectations. In the Personal Health Businesses - one of Philips’ three businesses segments that I am leading since October of this year - we offer products and solutions that enable people to live a healthy life in a healthy home environment, and to proactively manage their own health and well-being, and get the most out of life.