Philip Holt is currently head of operational excellence, accounting operations at Philips and a member of the advisory board of the Operational Excellence Society. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and the University of
Warwick. He worked for the Gillette Company before joining Philips, where he has built up a magnificent reputation on lean practices and was responsible for the development of the Philips Lean Excellence Model. By combining Japanese methods with European and American business
processes, he has a keen eye for the waste within organisations and the opportunities for cultural change through employee engagement.