Philips just convened an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) to be held on Friday December 18, 2015 at the Hilton Amsterdam hotel. At the EGM, the only agenda item is the proposal to appoint Abhijit Bhattacharya as a member of the Board of Management with effect from December 18, 2015 (voting item). As per the announcement made on October 12, 2015, Abhijit Bhattacharya has become a member of Philips’ Executive Committee and he will fulfill the role of CFO of Royal Philips.
Abhijit Bhattacharya worn in India joined Philips in 1987 and has held various senior leadership roles in the company in Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. He chaired the team responsible for the overall planning and execution of the separation process to create two winning companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting opportunities. In 2014, he was the CFO of Philips Healthcare, Philips’ largest sector, and he headed Philips Investor Relations from 2010 to 2013. Abhijit Bhattacharya’s previous position was CFO of Philips Lighting.
Philips’ EGM will be held at the Hilton Amsterdam hotel, Apollolaan 138, in Amsterdam on Friday December 18, 2015, and will begin at 9:30 hours am CET.