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Cor Dillen

Cor Dillen
Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen.jpg
Cor Dillen in Santiago, Chile (1982)
Cornelis Petrus Maria Dillen

(1920-08-09)9 August 1920
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Died19 October 2009(2009-10-19) (aged 89)
Santiago, Chile
Years active1949–1979
Known forDirector of Philips, South America & Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau, former Philips CFO
Net worth$ 450 Million
Spouse(s)Carolina Dillen-Kurk
Sylvia Miquel-Dillen
RelativesAnita 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.

one family member is his brother Coen Dillen legendary PSV Eindhoven footballer

Awards and honours

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]


Cor's wealth mostly comes from his job as CFO for Philips and his fame for introducing Color Television to South America.


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