Philips Electronics has new General Manager for its West African Branches.


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Accra , Jan 30, GNA – The Royal Philips Electronics, manufacturers of Philips electronic products has appointed Mr Abdallah Khamis,  a Kenyan  as the General Manager and  head of Business for its West African branch to increase its presence in the Sub-Region.

Mr Khamis would be based in Accra and would head the new Philips West African regional office to be located in Accra.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday said Mr Khamis would report directly to Mr JJ van Dongen, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Africa.

?In addition to his responsibility for the overall Philips West Africa operations and business growth agenda in the West African region, Mr Khamis is also appointed as the General Manager, Philips Consumer Lifestyle (West Africa)?, the statement read.

Mr Khamis pledged to identify growth opportunities and boost Philips commitment to develop sustainable solutions for the West African consumer.

?Through our emphasis on improving people?s lives and our strong focus on providing relevant and sustainable solutions, we are convinced that we are well positioned to further grow our presence across the West African region,? he said.

Mr JJ Van Dongen said the appointment of Mr Khamis indicates Philips resolve to grow its business opportunities in West Africa.

Mr KHamis is a Kenyan national who attained his Bachelor of Education Science Honours Degree in Biological Science in 1995, followed by a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing and Strategy from the University Of Nairobi, Kenya in 2000.

He also holds a Diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Sloan MBA) from Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2012.

Prior to joining Philips, Mr Khamis worked with Cadila East Africa and GlaxoSmithKline, both pharmaceutical companies and Coca Cola.


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