Cor Dillen

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Cor Dillen
Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen.jpg
Cor Dillen in Santiago, Chile (1982)
Born Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen
(1920-08-09)9 August 1920
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Died 19 October 2009(2009-10-19) (aged 89)
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Dutch
Years active 1949–1979
Known for Director of Philips, South America & Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau, former Philips CFO
Spouse(s) Carolina Dillen-Kurk
Sylvia Miquel-Dillen
Relatives Anita Dillen

Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen (9 August 1920 – 19 October 2009) was a wealthy Dutch businessman, the director of Philips in South America.[1]


Cor brought color television to South America.

His legacy spread out with family members living in the Netherlands, Chile, New Zealand and United States of America.

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1978, he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau by the Dutch ambassador to Venezuela in recognition of his meaningful contributions to the growth and the development of Philips in South America, and for his services to both Philips and the Netherlands.[2]


  1. ^ Heerding, A., The History of N.V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken, translated by Derek S. Jordan, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
  2. ^