Head of HR at Philips Personal Health & Benelux

Suzanne Verzijden believes that a company is ideal if it makes the world better than it is today. In her current dual role as Head of HR, she is responsible for Philips Benelux and Personal Health worldwide.

She sees it as her mission to continuously improve and develop the company and its diverse people to stimulate a highly innovative and successful organisation. Suzanne aims to help people feel good at Philips, by attracting the right talent or continuously developing. That means creating an inclusive culture where people are encouraged to be themselves and speak up. She says "a clear purpose is an important motivator for current and future generations – certainly given challenges such as climate and social renewal”.

Suzanne studied business administration at RSM, and started her career as HR manager at Philips in Amsterdam in 2006. She also worked for the Oral Healthcare division in the USA.