Philips appoints new leadership in Malaysia

January 15, 2014

  • Muhammad Ali Jaleel to assume position of Country Manager for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia
  • Ali will also lead as General Manager for Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Malaysia



Kuala Lumpur – Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced Muhammad Ali Jaleel is appointed as the Country Manager for Philips Group of Companies in Malaysia, effective January 2 2014. Ali will also head the Consumer Lifestyle sector as the General Manager.  Ali succeeds Naeem Shahab Khan, who has been promoted to manage the Philips Consumer Luminaires Category growth markets based out of China.


"Ali will build on our successes and seize new growth opportunities," said Ms Harjit Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Philips ASEAN & Pacific. She continued: "As Malaysia heads towards becoming a high income 

and advanced nation by 2020, there is a need for more innovative solutions across the domains of healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle across the country. I am confident Ali’s experience, business acumen and leadership will help us deliver on our ambition to bring meaningful innovations to people in Malaysia, and work together with stakeholders across the public and private sectors to deliver impactful solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives."


Ali will be responsible for identifying opportunities and growing the company through its various business units. He will provide leadership across his team to create winning strategies to ensure that Philips sustains its leadership position among the top brands in the country. He is concurrently responsible for the Consumer Lifestyle business operations as the General Manager.


"Philips Malaysia is well positioned to address the needs and challenges of Malaysians through our diversified range of offerings in lighting, healthcare and consumer solutions. My priority will be to further strengthen these innovative offerings in the market by linking them to market needs whilst bolstering engagements and go to market partners. I am committed to providing strong leadership by empowering and enabling teams throughout the organization," said Ali.

For further information, please contact:

Christina Celestine
Regional Corporate Communications
Tel:+65 6882 5411


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 114,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at