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Ledvance appoints new chairman

Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES, Taipei 0

Ledvance has appointed Jacob C Tarn as chairman and CEO. As-suming his position on February 1, 2018, Tarn will focus on accelerating the company's transformation from a traditional lamps manufacturer to an industry-leading, innovation-driven full LED lighting company, according to Ledvance.

Jacob Tarn brings more than 30 years of international experience in the global LED lighting market to his new role as CEO. Most recently, as executive vice president and COO of the LED business unit at Samsung Electronics, Tarn played a crucial role in turning around Samsung's LED business, according to Ledvance.

Tim Yun Chen, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Ledvance, said, "Jacob Tarn is an internationally renowned expert in the LED lighting industry, who has shown how to bring a business back on track. The Supervisory Board as well as the company owners are convinced that he is the ideal candidate to lead Ledvance into a successful new era."

"Ledvance has all it takes to become a key player in the global LED lighting market and has already successfully expanded into growth areas such as LED luminaires, smart home solutions and LED lamps. I look forward to working with the entire Ledvance team to continue on this path at an accelerated pace, turn Ledvance into an innovative full LED lighting company and thereby consequently seize the opportuni-ties that lie in front of us," said Tarn.

Rudiger Tibbe, who served as interim CEO, will continue to be responsible for the operational execution of the company transformation as chief transformation officer, said the company.

Ledvance chairman Jacob Tarn

Ledvance chairman Jacob Tarn
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