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About us

The Philips Foundation is a registered charity that was established in July 2014 as the central platform for Philips’ CSR activities – founded on the belief that through innovation and collaboration we can solve some of the world’s toughest challenges and make an impact where it really matters.

 

Reflecting our commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development), the mission of the Foundation is to reduce healthcare inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities.

 

We do this by deploying Philips’ expertise, innovative products and solutions, by collaborating with key partners around the world (including respected NGOs such as UNICEF, Amref and ICRC), and by providing financial support for the collaborative activities. Please send us an email if you would like a copy of our articles of association.
Contact us

 Address

 Philips Foundation
 Amstelplein 2
 1096 BC Amsterdam
 The Netherlands

Structure

 

The Philips Foundation is managed by a Board of between three and seven members, with the majority of members being independent from Philips. The Board has full responsibility for the strategy, policies, performance and operations (including the management of funds) of the Philips Foundation. It also makes the final decision on all projects run as part of the Foundation’s disaster relief, community engagement and social entrepreneurship programs.

 

The Philips Foundation management team consists of a director and program managers who oversee the daily activities of the Philips Foundation, alongside a communication manager and executive assistent. In addition, many Philips employees support the work of the Foundation on an ad-hoc or part-time basis.

 

The team reports to the Board of the Philips Foundation.

 

Board members

Ronald de Jong

Ronald de Jong

 

Chairman of the Board since 2014. Distinguished Professor of Practice Tilburg, and Retired Member Executive Committee Royal Philips

Ronald de Jong

Wim Leereveld

 

Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2018. Founder Access to Medicine Foundation, Chairman Index Initiative building World Benchmarking Alliance, and Board Member World Child Cancers.

Ronald de Jong

Sukai Ceesay

 

Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2019. CEO of Royal Blue & Orange Int’l Trading, Founder of Global Village Children and AVIM Leadership Solutions.

Ronald de Jong

Robert Metzke

 

Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2020. Member of Philips’ Innovation & Strategy Management Team, and Head of Sustainability as well as Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy at Royal Philips.

 

Liesbeth Rutgers

Liesbeth Rutgers

 

Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2020. Owner and Consultant at Triple R: Riskmanagement and Impact Investment Strategies. Supervisory Board of Stichting Pensioenfonds Wolters Kluwer Nederland and Stiching Burgerweeshuis. Active Board Member of Jane Goodall Instituut in the Netherlands.

Management of the Foundation

Margot Cooijmans

Margot Cooijmans

 

Director of the Philips Foundation. Pursues sustainable access to quality healthcare for underprivileged communities through meaningful innovation in an entrepreneurial way, as the exective member of Philips Foundation's management team.

Anoushka Bold

Koen Joosse

 

Program Manager at the Philips Foundation. Works closely with key stakeholders within the primary health care system (i.e., global NGOs, governmental institutes and respected universities) to explore models of care delivery and solutions to improve access to health care for disadvantaged communities.

Koen Joosse

Eddine Sarroukh

 

Innovation Lead of the Philips Foundation. Explores health technologies such as telehealth, point-of-care diagnostics and dedicated solutions for low-resource settings, with the aim to build the evidence and insights that can help create a platform from which healthcare solutions can scale to larger impact in a sustainable way.

Victor de Boer

Victor de Boer

 

Program Manager at the Philips Foundation. Identifies local projects, together with Philips’ country offices, that aim to provide sustainable impact and scalable solutions to reduce health inequality in disadvantaged communities through the use of Philips innovations and expertise.

Yannick Eshuijs

Anoushka Bold

 

Program Manager at the Philips Foundation. Supports the multi-year program between Philips Foundation and Ashoka to accelerate access to healthcare around the world by connecting social entrepreneurship with industry skills.

Victor de Boer

Yannick Eshuijs

 

Communication Manager of the Philips Foundation. Leads both internal and external communications of the Philips Foundation, in strategy and execution, to fulfill its mission to reduce health inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities.

Funding

 

Set up in 2014, the Philips Foundation received start-up capital from Royal Philips, which has provided annual funding for the Foundation since 2015. Additionally, Royal Philips offers in-kind funding through the provision of expert volunteers, community volunteers, products and services. It also provides office space, IT and travel support, and hosts the Foundation’s website.

Allocation of resources

 

The Philips Foundation funds, supports and initiates local projects where a Royal Philips country organization is present and will be able to assist in localizing community development initiatives.

 

Performance monitoring

 

As an independent, registered charity in the Netherlands, with ANBI status, the Philips Foundation operates in accordance with charity regulations. All partners of the Philips Foundation are required to define KPIs and report on the progress of joint projects at the end of each quarter. Additionally, the Philips Foundation follows its own transparent, KPI-led reporting process to ensure the best allocation of funds and resources.

Financial reporting

Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI)
Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI)