Roy Jakobs is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader for the Personal Health Businesses of Royal Philips. He is also member of the Executive Committee of Royal Philips.
Roy has extensive global experience and a record of accomplishment in strategy, innovation, value chain management, new business development, M&A, marketing and sales. He joined Philips in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer for Philips Lighting. In 2012, he became Market Leader for Philips Middle East & Turkey. In 2015, he moved to Shanghai to become Leader of the Domestic Appliances business. Since mid-2017 he has been leading this business group from Amsterdam.
Roy is passionate about driving innovations that enable people to take control over their own lives, particularly in the area of health and wellbeing. He is a keen advocate of Philips’ goal to improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2025.