He replaces Krishna Kumar who continued to lead Philips Healthcare business following his appointment as Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Philips India in December 2013.

Commenting on the development, Philips India Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Krishna Kumar said "I welcome Sameer to the Philips team and am confident that he will lead Philips Healthcare to greater scale and excellence."

"I am looking forward to this new role in Philips and am excited about working with the Philips Healthcare team to strengthen our leadership in the healthcare space in India," Garde said.
    
Garde started his career in the consumer industry with Nestle and Pepsi before transitioning to the B2B segment with positions in Whirlpool and Dell International.

Prior to joining Philips, Sameer headed enterprise business at Samsung.

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