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Philips appoints Eric Rondolat as CEO of Lighting and member of its Executive Committee

20 March 2012 16.00GMT

(Netherlands) - Philips has appointed Eric Rondolat as Chief Executive Officer of Lighting and member of its Executive Committee, effective April 1st, 2012.

Rondolat joins Philips from Schneider Electric. He succeeds Frans van Houten who has been leading Philips Lighting on an interim base.
 “I am very pleased that we have been able to attract Eric to lead our Lighting sector,” said Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Philips Electronics. “Eric has an impressive international career in the technology industry covering both established and fast growing emerging markets, most recently Asia Pacific based in China. He is a real entrepreneur with a clear strategic vision who will be able to lead the industry transformation to energy efficient LED based lighting solutions. Eric has a strong track record in delivering results and is a great addition to my team.”
”I am truly happy to join Philips in this exciting role and I look forward to working together with the teams to further drive Philips Lighting innovations in this dynamic market,” said Mr. Rondolat. “Philips is a company with a rich heritage and is well positioned to grasp further growth opportunities.”
Rondolat joins Paul Verhagen – who started as CFO in Lighting on January 1st this year – to complete the new leadership team for Philips Lighting.


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