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Jacob Tarn appointed CEO of Ledvance

January 29, 2018 | By Ellen Cools

Jacob Tarn Courtesy Ledvance

January 29, 2018 — The supervisory board of Ledvance has appointed Jacob C. Tarn the new chairman of the management board and CEO of Ledvance.

Tarn will assume his position on February 1, 2018. He will focus on accelerating the company’s transformation from a traditional lamps manufacturer to a full LED lighting company, says Ledvance.

Tarn will manage the company out of its global headquarters in Garching, Germany. He brings over 30 years of experience in the global LED lighting market, most recently serving as executive vice president and COO of the LED business unit at Samsung Electronics.

“Ledvance has all it takes to become a key player in the global LED lighting market and has already successfully expanded into growth areas such as LED luminaires, smart home solutions and LED lamps,” said Tarn. “I look forward to working with the entire Ledvance team to continue on this path at an accelerated pace, turn Ledvance into an innovative full LED lighting company and thereby consequently seize the opportunities that lie in front of us.”


Rüdger Tibbe, who served as interim CEO, will continue to be responsible for the operational execution of the company transformation as Chief Transformation Officer.

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