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Age : 72
Public asset : 467,182 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : ASML Holding NV - Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Vodafone Group plc

Mr. Gerard Johannes Kleisterlee is Independent Non-Executive Director at IBEX Global Solutions Plc, Chairman at Vodafone Group Plc, Chairman at Vodafone Ventures Ltd., Independent Non-Executive Director at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, a Member at Asia Business Council, and Chairman at IMD Scholarship Foundation.

He is on the Board of Directors at ASML Holding NV, and De Nederlandsche Bank.

Mr. Kleisterlee was previously employed as Independent Director by Dell, Inc., a Member-Supervisory Board by Daimler AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, a Member by European Round Table of Industrialists, President by Royal Philips Consumer Electronics, President by Philips Taiwan Ltd., a Managing Director by Philips Display Components, Regional Manager-Asia Pacific by Philips Components, President by Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, Chairman by Stichting Onderzoek Cancer Center Amsterdam, and a Member-Supervisory Board by Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest.

Mr. Kleisterlee received his undergraduate degree from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Current positions of Gerard Johannes Kleisterlee 
NameTitle Since
ASML Holding NV
(Semiconductor Equipment & Testing)
Chairman-Supervisory Board 2015
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
(Integrated Oil & Gas)
Independent Non-Executive Director 2010
Vodafone Group plc
(Wireless Telecommunications Services)
Chairman 2011
IMD Scholarship Foundation Chairman -
Vodafone Ventures Ltd. Chairman 2011
De Nederlandsche Bank Member-Supervisory Board 2006
Asia Business Council Member -

Holdings of Gerard Johannes Kleisterlee 
Vodafone Group (VOD)
Wireless Telecommunications Services
107,0780.0004%300,608 USD
Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA)
5,2540.0001%166,575 USD

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Biography of Gerard Johannes Kleisterlee 
Gerard Johannes Kleisterlee (born 28 September 1946) is Chairman of Vodafone and a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Philips Electronics (known universally as Philips).


Early life
Born in Germany in 1946 to Dutch and German parents, he was raised in the Netherlands. He was educated at a Jesuit-run Canisius College in Nijmegen, he attended the Eindhoven University of Technology. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School in 1991.

Trained as an electronics engineer, like his father, he has worked at Philips all his life. From 1981 to 1986 he was General Manager of Philips' Professional Audio Product Group. Kleisterlee joined Philips Components in 1986. After becoming General Manager of Philips Display Components for Europe. He was appointed Managing Director of Philips Display Components Worldwide in 1994. He became President of Philips Taiwan and Regional Manager for Philips Components in Asia-Pacific in 1996. From September 1997 through June 1998 he was also responsible for all the activities of the Philips Group in China. He served on the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers from 1998 to 2005.

He was determined not only to transform Philips' image with consumers but also turn it into a high-growth, high-tech company, something that more than 10 years of restructuring, under two predecessors, failed to do. As CEO he:
*Replaced all of the top executives at Philips' American consumer-electronics division
*Outsourced the production of mobile phone handsets and VCRs
*Slashed overhead
*Forced divisions to share services to achieve cost savings
*Spun off the volatile semiconductors business into a separate entity NXP Semiconductors, and then sold a controlling 80.1% stake to a consortium of private equity investors

He was succeeded by Frans van Houten as CEO of Philips in April 2011. A director of DELL, Kleisterlee was nominated as the successor at Vodafone to chairman John Bond in January 2011, a position he assumed in July 2011. He was awarded an Honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven in 2005. He was named 2006 Europe Businessman of the Year by Fortune.

Personal life
He resides in Amsterdam with his wife and three children.

Source @ Wikipedia

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