Singapore – Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced the appointment of Alok Ghose as the Market Leader for ASEAN. Mr Ghose, who was previously Managing Director and Cluster Leader for Singapore, Malaysia and Exports, now leads the operations and the transformation in lighting for the Internet of Things within ASEAN.
Mr Ghose will continue to be based in Malaysia, and report to Mr Murali Sivaraman, President for Philips Lighting Growth Markets.
Having joined Philips Lighting in 1996, Mr Ghose has built an illustrious career with the company spanning over two decades around the globe. He played an integral role in spearheading the evolution of lighting from conventional to LED, launching one of very first LED portfolios for the world almost a decade ago. Today, Mr Ghose steers his teams and clientele towards the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with digital lighting for public and commercial applications via Interact, Philips Lighting’s newly-announced IoT data-enabled platform and connected lighting systems; and Philips Hue, the company’s flagship personal wireless system to make home-lighting smarter. Mr Ghose also continues to champion the EyeComfort proposition for the LED consumer lighting range, as well as Brighter Lives, Better World, Philips Lighting’s commitment toward sustainability.
Mr Murali Sivaraman, President for Philips Lighting Growth Markets, commented: “As ASEAN continues to build itself up as one of the world’s highest functioning economic trading blocs, the demand for connectivity continues to multiply exponentially. We are positive that our ASEAN business will reach new heights with Alok at the helm, his stellar track record gives us the confidence in finding new ways to serve the growing and diversifying needs of the region. We look forward to creating additional value for our professional and home customers with data-enabled services, while unlocking new capabilities and experiences in delivering light beyond illumination.”
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