Senior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.
Eelco Smit is a Senior Director at the Philips Group Sustainability team where he is responsible for all eco-design, compliance and continuous improvement activities. Furthermore, he is responsible for the sustainability performance of the Personal Health Business groups in Philips. In recent years he has actively worked on the implementation of the Circular Economy program at Philips with a specific focus on business model innovation, Circular product design and increasing the use of recycled plastics. In this role, Eelco represents Philips at several Industry Associations where he is actively involved in discussions on the Circular Economy and waste legislation. After completing a master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, in 2003 he has held several positions in Environmental Affairs at LG Electronics and Epson Europe before joining Philips in January 2011.