Management Team

Raja Venkataraman

Vice Chairman and Managing Director


V. Raja took over as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Philips India Limited from December 2015. He shall be responsible for the Indian Subcontinent.

Raja brings a wealth of experience spanning over three decades across diverse industries including Healthcare, Consumer Products, Food etc. in various leadership roles in Finance, Procurement, Business Development and Business Management.


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A D A Ratnam

President- Personal Health and Head- Brand, Communication and Digital


A.D.A. Ratnam has more than 27 years of experience across various industries and functions. A finance major by education, he is known for his sharp business leadership skills and for the importance he places on Winning with a smile on the face.

Ratnam has been with Philips for the past 11 years and he is known as a leader with track record in effectively turning around and growing businesses. He is a passionate leader, and is committed to mentor, empower and develop people across levels.


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Hariharan Madhavan

Chief Finance Officer, India Sub-continent


Hariharan Madhavan is the VP Finance and Chief Finance Officer of Indian Subcontinent of Philips India since 2015. He has been with Philips since 1999 serving in various positions across the Globe before returning to India in 2015. A Chartered Accountant as well as Company Secretary by qualification, Madhavan has worked in Ashok Leyland, Pepsi and a startup Telecom Company prior to joining Philips.


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Rajiv Mathur

Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary


Rajiv Mathur joined Philips India in 2013 as Chief General Counsel – India Sub-continent and Company Secretary. Rajiv has been responsible for enhancing the legal and compliance capabilities within Philips India and the group companies, impacting the Philips business in India. Rajiv has also led various restructuring exercises, including transfer of Lifestyle business, Automotive lighting and Lumileds business to separate companies, and the separation of the Lighting business of the Company into a separate entity, through Demerger.


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Ajit Kumar

Head- Human Resources, India Subcontinent


Ajit, an XLRI Alumni has over 20 years of work experience with Eicher, Marico Ltd., Yes Bank in key HR roles, before becoming HR Head for Philips Healthcare division in 2016. In 2012 he moved to Greater Africa as Head of HR before returning to India as HR India in 2016. A passionate human, he practices meditation and plays sports on weekends.


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Priyank Agarwal

VP Strategy, Business Development and Head-Philips Homecare Business


Priyank Agarwal has been with Philips India since 2011, he has been responsible for the India Strategy, M&A and New Business Development.

An Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad, Priyank has 18 years of work experience across A.T. Kearney, Mitchell Madison, Modi Group and Honeywell in areas of Business Development and Strategy.


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Shanthi Padmanabhan

VP and Head, Business Transformation and IT


Shanthi Padmanabhan joined Philips in 1996. Over a span of 30 years in Best & Crompton, TCS, IBM, NXP Semiconductors and Philips, she has held various leadership roles as General Manager, CTO, and Innovation Head of businesses in the digital domain, such as, Navigation Systems, Healthcare Management Systems, Consumer Electronics and Semi-conductors.  


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Chhitiz Kumar

Head – Philips Capital Division, Government Affairs, PPP, and Healthcare Transformation Services for India and Middle East and Turkey


Chhitiz joined Philips in 2011 and has held various leadership roles in the company, before moving into the current role in 2014.

Prior to Philips, Chhitiz worked in GE and Johnson & Johnson in various capacities for several years. He has successes in the areas of Business Transformation and Performance Management.


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Srinivas Prasad

VP and Head, Philips Innovation Campus


Srinivas Prasad has over three decades of experience with various Technology companies. Prior to his current assignment, Srinivas was Vice President- IT and FMR India, a leading US Multinational in Bangalore, General Manager for the Software Architecture Division of Sony in India, Alcatel Business Systems in France and Indian Telephone Industries in various capacities. He has led teams in developing telecom products for the Indian and Global markets.


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Philips India Limited

Board of Directors

Susim Mukul Datta
Chairman & Non- Executive Director
Raja Venkataraman
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Rajiv Mathur
Whole-time Director & Company Secretary
Hariharan Madhavan
Whole-time Director & CFO
Vivek Gambhir
Non-Executive Director
Geetu Gidwani Verma
Non-Executive Director

Global Management


Information on Philips' Global Leadership - Board of Management, Group Management Committee, etc.


Philips Global Management