Frans van Houten is a Dutch businessperson who has been at the head of 11 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board of Erasmus University Trust Fund and Chief Executive Officer for Koninklijke Philips NV, Chief Executive Officer for Philips International BV (a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips NV).
He is also on the board of Novartis AG, Vereniging Trustfonds Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and World Expo Rotterdam 2025 and Chairman-Supervisory Board for Stichting Erasmus Trustfonds (SET) and Member of European Round Table of Industrialists.
He previously was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for NXP Semiconductors NV and President & Chief Executive Officer of Philips Semiconductors (a subsidiary of NXP Semiconductors NV), President & Chief Executive Officer of Airvision LLC, CEO-Consumer Electronics Businesses Group at Philips Consumer Electronics BV, VP-International Sales & Operations at PKV Vermögensverwaltung AG, Chief Executive Officer of Philips GmbH, Chief Executive Officer of Signify Holding BV, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Philips Lighting Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and Co-Chairman of Forum Mondial de L'Economie.
Frans van Houten received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam.