Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has today launched its new company name, following the amendment of the company’s articles of association changing its name from Philips Lighting N.V. to Signify N.V.
“The choice of our new company name originates from the way light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. “It is a clear expression of our strategic vision and purpose to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.”
Signify will continue to use the Philips brand for its products, t he most trusted lighting brand in the world, under the existing licensing agreement with Royal Philips. The company expects the name change to be implemented in all the countries where it is active by the beginning of 2019.
Philips Lighting appoints Alok Ghose as Market Leader for ASEAN
In conjunction of the name change, Signify also 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.