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Improving the Health of Billions of People with Kees Wesdorp

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Improving the Health of Billions of People with Kees Wesdorp

January 31, 2022

Improving the Health of Billions of People with Kees Wesdorp

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Profoundly engaged in his company’s purpose to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation, our next guest is guided by one consistent belief: there’s always a way to make life better.

Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis at Philips, joins us to discuss the global transformation he and his company is leading that is helping billions of people to live healthy and prevent disease. 

Additionally, Kees shares how Philips is giving clinicians the health technology tools they need to make precision diagnoses and deliver personalized care supported by a seamless flow of data. 

Join us to learn how Kees is leading his team at Philips to drive a positive societal impact for billions of people worldwide. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • Kees’ advice for others who are passionate about reimagining the healthcare industry 
  • Philips’ transition from a diversified conglomerate to a focused and globally-leading health-tech company
  • What Philips’ transformation has been like for Kees and his team
  • Philips’ dedication to enhancing billions of lives by 2030

About Our Guest: 

Kees Wesdorp leads Philips’ Precision Diagnosis business cluster, which brings together connected diagnostic systems and integrated diagnostic insights – including imaging, monitoring, laboratory, genomics and longitudinal data – to enable a clear care pathway with predictable outcomes tailored for every patient. Kees is also a member of the Royal Philips Executive Committee and jointly responsible for Diagnosis & Treatment.

This cluster of businesses includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Advanced Molecular Imaging (AMI), Diagnostic X-Ray (DXR), Ultrasound, Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics and Precision Diagnosis Solutions (including Pathology, Oncology and neuro-radiology Solutions.)

Kees joined Philips in 2017, as the General Manager of the Diagnostic Imaging business. He led the transformation of the business by increasing customer and employee engagement, renewing the product and solutions portfolio, and improving profitability.

Prior to joining Philips, Kees was an executive vice president at Bain Capital and focused on driving transformation in selected Bain Capital portfolio companies. Before Bain Capital, Kees worked for NXP Semiconductors and was involved in the transformation of NXP in a variety of operational and functional roles in the business.

Kees is profoundly engaged with Philips’ purpose of improving the health and well-being of 2.5 billion people per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities. We aim to achieve this goal in part through a dynamic combination of customer engagement, technological innovation, and business transformation.

Kees is married and has four children, lives in Bloemendaal in the Netherlands. He is currently engaged in health and well-being mentoring, and enjoys running and skiing.

“By advancing precision diagnosis, Philips aims to turn the most defining moments in healthcare into a clear care pathway with predictable outcomes for every patient.” -Kees Wesdorp

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