Eric P. Coutinho Retired as Chief Legal Officer at Philips

Date of management change: October 03, 2013 

What Happened?

Andover, MA-based Philips has Retired Eric P. Coutinho as Chief Legal Officer


About the Company

Royal Philips 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. 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. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips`​ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.


About the Person

Eric P. Coutinho has been the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Philips New Zealand Limited since 2006 and also serves as its Executive Vice President. Mr. Coutinho served as the Chief Legal Officer of Koninklijke Philips N.V since May 1, 2006 until April 30, 2014 and served as its Executive Vice President and General Secretary. Mr. Coutinho served as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Philips Medical Systems International B.V. He joined Philips’ Corporate Legal Department in Amsterdam in 1979. In 1980, he moved to the Legal Department of the Dutch sales organization where he served as the Consumer division’s business lawyer. In 1993, he joined Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. In 1995, Mr. Coutinho returned to Corporate Legal to Head the Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Support Group, during which he was involved in various divestments, including Car Systems, PolyGram, the Media division and Semiconductors. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Netherlands Philips Pension Funds. He served as a Non Executive director of NXP Semiconductors NV and NXP B.V. from September 29, 2006 to May 10, 2011, and served as its Member of Supervisory Board since September 29, 2006. Mr. Coutinho took his schooling in Indonesia and the United Kingdom and studied Law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands and graduated in 1979.


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