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Philips inaugurates new regional office in Qatar

23 March 2017

Doha, Qatar – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that is has officially opened its new scientific office in Qatar.

The new opening comes as part of the company’s overall expansion efforts across the region, and commitment to drive robust partnerships in Qatar with an aim to develop stronger healthcare outcomes.

The opening ceremony included Her Excellency, Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Qatar; Jan Kimpen, Philips Global Chief Medical Officer, Arjen Radder, Philips CEO for the Middle East and Turkey; Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Al Thani, Philips partners in Qatar in addition to business leaders.

Arjen Radder said, ‘‘Qatar is an important market for Philips. The new office opening reflects Philips’ growing commitment towards investing in the wider region.  Our underlying vision is to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.  To that extent, Qatar is a key pillar to our regional strategy as a leading healthcare innovator across the GCC.”

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“We are keen to working with the Qatar government to help build an innovative approach towards a stronger healthcare infrastructure, in line with the Qatar National Health strategy. The aim is to optimize healthcare data management, enhance clinical performance, patient experience, and deliver an added value to the local health system. The new office will allow us to provide a more tailored program to consumers and businesses in Qatar,” added Radder.

On his part, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Al Thani, President & Share Holder of Khaled Scientific Company also noted, “Qatar continues to attract global leaders that operate across multiple sectors as a result of the country’s developing and unique business infrastructure. We are pleased to partner with Philips in Qatar and build on the company’s commitment towards investing in the country to help build a world class healthcare system.”

Moreover, Her Excellency Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Qatar, said, “Philips Healthcare offers innovative, smart solutions to healthcare challenges: “better health, better care, better value. As Qatar has the fastest growing healthcare market in the region, I am delighted that Philips is opening a new regional office in Qatar. I am proud that Philips actively contributes to Qatar’s National Health Strategy and Qatar’s ambition to have a world-class healthcare system. The Netherlands treasures the vibrant and diverse relations with Qatar.”

Philips office in Doha is located in Al Fardan Towers, Suite 2604, West bay.

For further information, please contact:
Name: Basma Shams
Tel: +971 55 100 3867
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Name: Emeel Bishay
Tel: + 971 4450 2600
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About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology, deep clinical, and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter

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