Head of Global Public and Government Affairs
Signify’s CAB representative is Harry Verhaar. Harry has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, and is Head of Global Public and Government Affairs for Signify, formerly Philips Lighting. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy and climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development, with a key focus on the role of the LED lighting revolution.
He has, since the end of 2003, been the architect of the lighting strategy on energy and climate change, which has resulted in a global momentum on phasing out of old lighting technologies.
He is an active member of a number of partnership networks, among which are The Climate Group, R20, and the World Green Building Council, and he is a member of the Advisory Boards of The Lisbon Council and the Global Cities Indicator Facility. He is a founding member of UNEP’s en.lighten program, chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy and is president of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association.
Harry is a recipient of the 2011 UN Leader of Change Award, and has received the Carbon War Room’s Gigaton award on behalf of Philips, now Signify.
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, we have approximately 30,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.
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