Gerard Kleisterlee, Vodafone
Gerard Kleisterlee has been appointed as chairman of Vodafone. Kleisterlee has experience in running an international company and working with emerging markets. In his previous role, Kleisterlee was the president and CEO of Philips’ components division and chairman of the Board of Management and the Group Management Committee of Koninklijke Philips Electronics.
Having started his career with the company, he has been with Philips for over 35 years. During his time there, Kleisterlee worked in Taipei and oversaw substantial acquisitions and disposals in the business. Kleisterlee replaces Sir John Bond who is coming to the end of his five-year term.