Dr. Jacob Tarn has been Chief Executive Officer of LEDVANCE since 1 February 2018. He has more than 30 years of international experience in the global LED/lighting market. Before joining LEDVANCE, Jacob was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., where he was in charge of the LED business unit for several years. Before that he founded and managed several companies, as for example TSMC – Solid State Lighting and EPISTAR. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in the USA.
Redefining our business for the future is the highest priority of Jacob. He also sees growth in the very promising areas of LED luminaires, LED lamps, and smart home solutions as particularly important.