Mr. Harry Verhaar
Harry Verhaar has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry and is Head of Global Public & Government Affairs and Vice-President at Signify. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy & climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development, with a key focus on the role of the LED lighting revolution. He is also the chairman of the Signify Foundation.
He has since the end of 2003 been the architect of the Signify 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 and stakeholder networks, among which The Climate Group; Regions20, the World Green Building Council and of the UN Environment Science Business Policy governing consortium. He is responsible for Signify’s relationship with the World Economic Forum and the UN. He is chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy and of the Corporate Leadership Group Europe, and is a former president and co-founder 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 at COP17 in Durban. In May 2015 he received the Energy Efficiency Visionary Award from the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington DC. He holds a MSc in Solid State Luminescence from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018.
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 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.
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