Andre Manning
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Royal Philips

Andre Manning is an experienced and results oriented communications leader who has held various international communications leadership positions within Philips. During the late nineties he lived and worked in Prague, Czech Republic to build up a communications network in Central and Eastern European. In 2001, Andre moved back to Amsterdam to join the corporate media relations team and worked on financial and strategic communications. Three years later his role expanded to lead a team overseeing all communications for the Philips Netherlands organization while he also served as the Deputy Head of Philips’ global media relations team.

In 2005, Andre and his family were asked to move to the United States to work in New York at the US headquarters of Philips. Under his leadership his team managed to improve the quality and the quantity of the healthcare communications outcome for three consecutive years.

In the summer of 2009 Andre moved back to the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands to lead the network of 50 communications professionals around the globe. In his new position he is the communications advisor of the Philips Board of Management while he improved the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the function and introduced a new PR agency, including a new PR measurement system, within the first months after his arrival.