Peter Quinlan appointed managing director for Philips APAC

  • Has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry
  • Succeeds Caroline Clarke who is leaving Philips after a 15-year tenure 

Peter Quinlan appointed managing director for Philips APAC

Royal Philips announced Peter Quinlan (pic) as managing director, Philips APAC, effective September 1, 2023. 

In a statement, the global leader in health technology stated that, with over 17 years in the healthcare industry, Quinlan brings a wealth of experience.

It further mentioned that he most recently led Philips’ MR, CT and diagnostic X-ray imaging businesses across regions including APAC, Japan and India, Latin America (LATAM) and the Middle East, and Africa (META). 

Since joining Philips in 2007, Quinlan has held leadership positions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Netherlands at the company’s global headquarters. He succeeds Caroline Clarke who is leaving Philips after a 15-year tenure at the company, including nine years as leader for APAC, the firm said.

As healthcare providers in APAC continue to grapple with challenges such as staff shortages, growing demand and financial pressures, Quinlan will lead Philips in the region as it supports healthcare providers through digital transformation. 

Quinlan stated the company is at a critical moment in the digital transformation of healthcare in APAC. 

“Through our portfolio of integrated workflow solutions, smart connected systems and devices, and integrated diagnostics, we are assisting healthcare providers in increasing productivity, improving outcomes, and enhancing patient and staff experience. I look forward to strengthening our relationships with customers and other stakeholders in the region,” he added.

Meanwhile, Edwin Paalvast, chief of International Region and member of the Executive Committee, Royal Philips said “Quinlan has demonstrated great expertise within the health technology field, and we are confident that under his leadership, Philips APAC will continue to thrive.” 

“Quinlan’s passion for delivering first-class healthcare, and his dedication to pursuing our mission of improving people’s health and well-being uniquely qualify him to lead our APAC organization into the future,” he added.

Caroline Clarke said “We have witnessed growth and unforgettable achievements together in APAC including transforming healthcare with AI and digitalisation and the support of new models of care. All of this would not have been possible without a talented and dedicated team.”

She continued, “I also want to extend my gratitude to our customers and partners for their trust and collaboration. I have no doubt that Philips will continue to succeed in the capable hands of Quinlan. I wish him and the team much success.”


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