| Cornelis Bossers
|11 March 1929
Le Cercle. Major businessman in the Philips group.
Bossers was born in Eindhoven on 11 March 1929. He trained as a businessman. After performing his military service as an officer, he volunteered to handle the Dutch military presence in Indonesia.
From late 1950 to 1962 Cornelis Bossers worked at a Dutch trading company in New Guinea. After handover of New Guinea to Indonesia, the trading company had to leave the country, but took as a new task as head of the Japanese branch of the same company.
In 1966 Bossers took a management job at the Dutch Philips Group in Asia. At Philips, he was an employee of the group of countries Far East the main industry group Elcoma (electronic components). Two years later he became managing director of Philips Japan, then still based in Hong Kong. In May 1971, he moved to Japan with Tokyo site. In November of the same year he was entrusted with the general commercial and technical management of Philips Japan.
Deep political connections