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Dec 20, 2017

Philips appoints Rohit Sathe as President of Philips India Healthcare

New Delhi, December 20 2017: Philips India, today announced the appointment of Mr. Rohit Sathe as President – Philips India Healthcare, effective from 4th December, 2017. In his new role, Rohit will be responsible for bringing in leadership experience, and an extensive industry knowledge to contribute to Philips’ overall growth plans. Rohit will be part of the Philips India Leadership Team, and will oversee key initiatives to improve access to healthcare, in the areas of prevention, diagnostics and treatment. The appointment is set to augment Philips’ leadership position and reinforce its market presence with significant value-addition for customers.

 

Rohit Sathe is a seasoned leader with almost two decades of work experience in the healthcare, construction and e-learning industries in India and UK. He has joined us from Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) where his last role was the Senior Director of Strategy, Key Accounts and International (SAARC) Business. During his 12+ years tenure at J&J, he worked in the Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Neuro segments. His achievements include launching coronary drug eluting stents (DES), integrating the recently acquired Synthes business into J&J and turning around and improving profitability of the Trauma and Neuro businesses. His rich experience in sales, marketing, strategy and project management across diverse industries will help Philips move closer to its target of touching 200million patients in India by 2025.

 

Welcoming Rohit on board, Daniel Mazon, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Philips India said, We are happy to welcome Rohit Sathe to the Philips India family. Rohit brings a legacy of outstanding customer focused experience and in-depth knowledge of healthcare and I am confident that with his solid background in strategy, commercial execution and his passion for talent development, he will propel Philips India’s growth further across various markets. We will continue to invest in our leaders to ensure we have a strong foundation to support our customers, strategic plans and double digit growth.”

 

Commenting on his new role at Philips India, Rohit said, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Philips family and I am excited with our continued endeavour to provide people with a healthy and improved lifestyle.

 

"I look forward to working closely with Daniel and the entire team at Philips, and helping the company achieve its full potential in the Indian market, while strengthening relationships with government and other key stakeholders. “

 

Apart from his professional career, Rohit also enjoys long distance running, experimenting with different cuisines and spending time with his family and friends.   

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter

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