Our management is committed to achieving sustainable growth. The members – Lawrence Lin, Erol Kirilmaz and Tim Yun Chen – have spent several successful years working in the global lighting industry in leading positions. They are jointly responsible for the entire management of the company.
As CEO of LEDVANCE, Lawrence Lin will dedicate his full energy at further driving the company’s transformation into one of the global leaders in LED-based general lighting. He brings 20 years of vast international experience in the global LED lighting industry into his CEO position.
From 2011 until 2018, Lawrence held senior management roles at LEDVANCE’s parent company MLS. After several years of managing the business of Forest Lighting, an MLS-owned finished lighting product company, in China and the USA, Lin was appointed Executive General Manager of MLS in 2015. From then until joining LEDVANCE, Lawrence played a key role in the strong business growth of MLS, driving sales revenues from around 3.8 billion Chinese Yuan (around 480 million Euro) to 8 billion Chinese Yuan (around 1 billion Euro) and in expanding MLS’ global sales network. In that period, he was also instrumental in the acquisition of LEDVANCE and has been one of the key liaisons. Prior to joining MLS, he gained extensive management experience at leading Asian LED lighting companies, holding positions across various fields such as Production, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
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. Starting July 2015, Erol has been Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in the Lamps business area. Since the carve-out from OSRAM he holds the same position at LEDVANCE.
Tim Yun Chen has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of LEDVANCE since 1 July 2018. He looks back on more than 15 years of experience in leading management positions and brings more than ten years of market experience in the lighting industry. For 12 years, Chen worked for the lighting company OSRAM, out of which he spent around five years in their Munich headquarters. His most recent position at OSRAM was as CFO for the Asia-Pacific region.
Our Senior Executives are responsible for translating our strategy for our regions and corporate functions. They ensure that we are close to our customers and our markets.