VC Raja to head Philips in India

New Delhi,  November 19, 2015:  V. Raja is to be the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director for Philips India   from December 1,  responsible for driving and building the healthcare and Ccnsumer lifestyle businesses of the company.

Raja takes over from  A. Krishna Kumar, who moved to to the Netherlands as  Head of the Emerging Businesses Group.

Raja  comes  from TE Connectivity, where he was the President of India Operations since 2011. Prior to this, Raja worked with GE for 14 years of which 7 years as Business leader of GE Healthcare South Asia.

Says Ronald de Jong, Chief Market Leader of Royal Philips: “Based upon the solid foundation that was establishedunder Krishna’s leadership, Mr Raja will play a key role in further strengthening our position in the Indian market as the leading company in health and well-being.”

Raja adds:  “I am very excited to work with Philips, the company that has been innovating consistently to cater to the needs of modern day customers while maintaining the technological lead that lies at its core since its inception. It will definitely be an enriching experience to be part of a team that is changing the way India defines healthy living.”

Raja is a Commerce graduate from Kolkata, Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.  Before GE, Raja has worked for other multinationalsincluding Hindustan Unilever for over 8 years.