Marnix van Ginneken will serve as chief legal officer, company secretary and executive committee member at Royal Philips starting on May 1, 2014.
Ginneken’s appointment comes as current Chief Legal Officer Eric Coutinho has told the company he will retire on April 30, 2014, Philips announced Thursday.
Frans van Houten, Philips CEO, said Coutinho’s career at Philips has spanned nearly three decades and he worked to help build up the company’s legal function.
Ginneken joined Philips in 2007 and serves as head of group legal.
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