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Management Board

The foundation is led by a Management Board comprised of four members with a majority independent from Philips Lighting.

The Management Board delegates the daily operations to the Foundation Director who reports and is accountable to the Board. This Foundation Director is supported by an operations team seconded to the Foundation by Philips Lighting. In addition, other Philips Lighting employees may support the Foundation on an ad-hoc, part-time or voluntary basis.

The Management Board has appointed an Advisory Committee, which advises the Management Board on strategic and operational issues and activities. The Advisory Committee consists of Philips Lighting employees representing various markets and other business expertise.

Dr. Shalini Sarin

Chair of the Board

Pieter de Haan

Board Member

Jacqueline Cramer

Board Member

Bas van Abel

Board Member


The Philips Lighting Foundation will receive annual funding from Philips Lighting. Philips Lighting will also provide in-kind funding through the provision of expert volunteers, community volunteers, products and services. Additionally, Philips Lighting Foundation envisages to raise funds from external entities.

In addition to dedicated and occasional staff, Philips Lighting also supports Philips Lighting Foundation through the provision of office space, meeting space, IT and travel support and the hosting of Philips Lighting Foundation website on the Philips Lighting servers.

Who and how we fund?

The Philips Lighting Foundation funds, supports and initiates projects identified by its NGO partners where a Philips Lighting country organization is present and will be able to assist in localizing community development initiatives.

How are the Board Members remunerated?

Board members do not receive any payment out of the foundation’s funds other than reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of travel and stay if required for board members.
Registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI), RSIN number 857684553.

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