Philips Lighting announced the appointment of Alok Ghose as the Managing Director and Cluster Leader for Singapore, Malaysia and Export markets. In addition to overseeing the Malaysian operations for Philips Lighting, his new remit now includes leading the Singapore and Export operations for Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, and Cambodia.
(Philips Lighting/ LEDinside)
Mr Ghose will continue to be based out of Philips Lighting’s office in Malaysia in his expanded role, and will report to Ms Patricia Yim, Market Leader for Philips Lighting ASEAN Pacific.
A long-standing member of Philips Lighting’s global business development team, Mr Ghose has over two decades of experience in the global lighting industry, having held business development roles across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Latin America as well as in the Netherlands.
Connected LED systems make practical, technical and financial sense. It offers an attractive platform for the development and success of a smart city, equipping the workforce with future-ready skills poised to continue contributing positively to Singapore’s future economy.
A stalwart supporter of innovation as a key growth driver, Mr Ghose led his team to conceptualise and launch the very first LED solutions in the world almost a decade ago. Today, LED lighting
sales make up approximately 55% or more than half of the Philips Lighting business. Mr Ghose was also instrumental in setting up Philips Lighting’s Home Lighting segment, which continues to operate from a position of strength today.
Ms Patricia Yim, Market Leader for Philips Lighting ASEAN Pacific, commented: “Alok is a tremendous asset to our organization, with a stellar track record of driving innovation and financial performance. We are positive that the new markets under his leadership will reach new, unprecedented levels of growth, reinforcing our position at the forefront of innovation in this industry."
"His breadth and depth of experience in conceptualising and launching new lighting solutions in global markets, leveraging the Internet of Things to transform buildings, places, and homes, will give a tremendous boost to ASEAN’s quest to build smart cities of the future,” Yim added.