Philips’ outgoing boss Kleisterlee tipped to take over at Vodafone

Gerard Kleisterlee, who steps down as head of electronics giant Philips at the end of March, is being tipped to take over the helm of British telecoms group Vodafone, the Financial Times reports.

The paper says Vodafone, which is also active in the Netherlands, has a shortlist of three for the top job and Kleisterlee, 63, is favourite.

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