As CEO, Jes is advancing our position as a global leader in LED lighting and innovative connected products made possible by today’s technology. Jes brings extensive international leadership experience to his current role, including several years as CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA. Prior to joining OSRAM, Jes served as CEO and President of Grundfos North America, the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. Jes sits on the Board of Governors of NEMA (the North American National Electrical Manufacturers Association) and the Board of Watts Water Technologies. He holds an MBA from London Business School, as well as a Master of Science degree in forestry from Copenhagen University.
Oliver Neubrand, our Chief Financial Officer at LEDVANCE, is able to draw on many years of experience in the areas of finance and controlling. Oliver has been working for OSRAM since the year 2000, and his positions have included Chief Financial Officer at the subsidiary in the Czech Republic and in the Light Engines and Controls business area. In May 2014, he assumed responsibility for the finances of Classic Lamps and Ballasts (CLB), followed exactly one year later by the same responsibility for the Lamps business area.
Our Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Erol Kirilmaz, has over 20 years’ experience in his field. During this time, he has built up a reputation as a specialist in B2B and high-tech industries. Erol’s time at OSRAM has been enriched by many years of international experience. His posts since 2006 include Managing Director of OSRAM in Turkey and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In 2012, he was entrusted with responsibility for managing sales and marketing at OSRAM throughout the world. Since July 2015, Erol has been Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in the Lamps business area.
Peter Mannhart, our Chief Operations Officer at LEDVANCE, has a career spanning more than 25 years in the lighting industry. He has been employed by OSRAM since 1994 and has already held several positions of international responsibility including National Manager for Sales and Marketing at OSRAM India and CEO of OSRAM in the Philippines. In 2001, Peter was appointed Vice President of Sales at OSRAM, later becoming Senior Vice President. In July 2015, he took over the management of the operational business of Lamps.
Bettina Kahr-Geleng brings over 15 years of management experience to her position as director of human resources at LEDVANCE. In addition, she is an expert in change management and mergers and acquisitions. Initially, Bettina was responsible for employment relations, pay and employer benefits at OSRAM. In July 2015, she also took on human resources management for the Lamps business.