Osram Appoints Jes Munk Hansen CEO for the U.S.

Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, has appointed Jes Munk Hansen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the US, and Head of Global Sales for all business units

07.02.2018 | Business & Financial Press

Hansen succeeds Grant Wright who has held a variety of roles at OSRAM since 1996 – from Specialty Lighting Controller to CFO and CEO Americas.

As CEO, Hansen will oversee the general operations of Osram’s business in the US; and as the Head of Global Sales, he will work in collaboration with the global business unit heads to manage worldwide sales functions across business units.

Hansen returns to Osram with extensive global leadership experience in the Europe and North America markets. He currently serves on the board of Governors of the North American National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Board of Watts Water Technologies. He also has served as CEO and President of Grundfos North America, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. He earned a Master of Science degree at Copenhagen (Denmark) University, and an MBA from the London Business School.

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OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smart phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 26,400 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2017 (September 30) and generated revenue of more than €4.1 billion. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services specializing in innovative design and energy-saving technology, the company sells products under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.osram.us or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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