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Sep 04, 2023

Peter Quinlan appointed Managing Director for Philips APAC

SINGAPORERoyal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced Peter Quinlan as Managing Director, Philips APAC, effective September 1, 2023. With over 17 years in the healthcare industry, Quinlan brings with him a wealth of experience. Most recently he led Philips’ MR, CT and diagnostic X-ray imaging businesses across regions including APAC, Japan and India, Latin America (LATAM) and the Middle East, and Africa (META). Since joining Philips in 2007, Peter has held leadership positions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Netherlands at the company’s global headquarters. He succeeds Caroline Clarke who is leaving Philips after a successful 15-year tenure at the company, including nine years as leader for APAC.

As healthcare providers in APAC continue to tackle challenges including staff shortages, growing demand and financial pressures, Peter will lead Philips in the region as it supports healthcare providers through digital transformation: “We are at a critical moment in the digital transformation of healthcare in APAC. Through our portfolio of integrated workflow solutions, smart connected systems and devices, and integrated diagnostics, we are helping healthcare providers to increase productivity, improve outcomes, and improve patient and staff experience. I look forward to building on our strong relationships with customers and other stakeholders in the region.”

“Peter has demonstrated great expertise within the health technology field, and we are confident that under his leadership, Philips APAC will continue to go from strength to strength,” said Edwin Paalvast, Chief of International Region and member of the Executive Committee, Royal Philips. “Peter’s passion for first-class healthcare delivery, and for pursuing our purpose of improving people’s health and well-being, make him uniquely qualified to lead our APAC organization into the future.”

“We have witnessed growth and unforgettable achievements together in APAC including transforming healthcare with AI and digitalization and supporting new models of care, all of which would not have been possible without a talented and dedicated team,” said Caroline Clarke. “I also want to extend my gratitude to our customers and partners for their trust and collaboration. I have no doubt that Philips will continue to succeed in the capable hands of Peter. I wish Peter and the team much success.”

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 71,500 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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