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Board of Management

The Board of Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of Philips Lighting. The Board of Management is composed of the following three members.

Eric Rondolat
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Eric Rondolat has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, since the company was listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange (ticker symbol: LIGHT) on May 27, 2016.


He was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Lighting at Royal Philips from April 2012 to May 27, 2016.


Prior to joining Philips, Eric had an international career with Schneider Electric, serving in both mature and emerging in-market roles.


In January 2010, Eric was appointed Executive Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Power Asia-Pacific Business, based in China, and from 2006 to 2009 was Executive Vice President of the Power Business Unit.


In 2004, Eric moved to France to become Senior Vice President in the Customers and Markets Division of Schneider Electric, having previously served as Country Manager in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.


Eric holds an Engineering degree and a master’s degree in International Marketing. He was born in Morocco in 1966 and holds Italian and French nationality.

Eric Rondolat

Stéphane Rougeot
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

As per September 1, 2016 Mr. Rougeot joined from Technicolor (formerly known as Thomson), the technology company serving the media industry. He was Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2015, and also Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management as of 2012. He was appointed Deputy CEO, President Technology business group in 2015. On May 9, 2017 the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders appointed Stéphane Rougeot to the Board of Management of Philips Lighting.


Before Technicolor, he was Group Controller of France Telecom – Orange. He has also held various senior financial positions, as well as roles in investor relations and corporate communications.


A French national, Mr. Rougeot holds a post-graduate degree in International Finance from the Paris IX-Dauphine University and is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques, both in Paris, France.

Rene van Schooten

René van Schooten
Management Board Member and Business Group Leader Lamps

René van Schooten has held the position of Business Group Leader Lamps with Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, from 2009-2011 and since 2014.


René was Chief Executive Officer for Professional Luminaires from 2002-2009. Subsequently, from 2012-2014 René held the position of Chief Executive of the Business Group Light Sources & Electronics.


Previously, René was the Chief Financial Officer of Philips Lighting and throughout his career has built an extensive understanding of the lighting business.


Prior to joining Philips in 1991, René worked at Unilever and Esso in several financial roles across different countries.


René studied Business Administration at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was born in 1959 and holds the Dutch nationality.

René van Schooten