| 12 February, 2017

Goktug Gur appointed as head of Philips Lighting in Rest of Middle East region and Turkey

Philips Lighting appointed Goktug Gur as new leader for Middle East (excluding Saudi) and Turkey operations.

Goktug Gur appointed as head of Philips Lighting in Rest of Middle East region and Turkey
12 February 2017

Dubai, UAE – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced the appointment of Goktug Gur as the new leader for its Middle East (excluding KSA) and Turkey operations.

He replaces Rami Hajjar, General Manager of Philips Lighting Middle East (excluding KSA) who has been appointed as Country Leader for Indonesia, which is the fourth biggest market in the world.

Gur’s appointment coincides with a brand new regional mandate, combining the Middle East (excluding KSA) and Turkey under one leadership to further increase synergies and fasten execution of Philips Lighting’s regional initiatives. 

About Goktug Gur
Goktug Gur graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Electrical Engineering in Turkey before obtaining his MBA at Marmara University, Turkey and the University of Maine, USA. In his 22 year career, he has delivered marketing and solution-oriented projects in energy sector and is an expert on Mediterranean, Central Asia and Middle East regions including Turkey.  Gur started his career at a foreign trade company and served at various executive positions in a globally specialized company between 1996 and 2013. He then served as the CEO of Philips Turkey, which involves Health Systems, Lighting and Personal Health sectors, from 2013 to 2016. Goktug Gur was appointed as CEO, Philips Lighting Turkey on February 1, 2016. Goktug Gur will serve as CEO of Rest of Middle East region and Turkey in the upcoming period.

About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at

For further information, please contact:
Camellia Bojtor                                                                 Ebru Ertan Bilge
FleishmanHillard                                                               Integrated Communications Manager
Tel: +971 55 269 6418                                                      Philips Lighting, Middle East and Turkey
E-mail:                GSM: +90 530 280 63 55

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