Management team

Rüdiger Tibbe

Rüdiger Tibbe

Managing Director (Chairman ad interim) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO)

Rüdiger Tibbe, the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) of LEDVANCE since October 2017, specializes in companies that are facing unusual situations. He has many years of experience in the management of transformation programs and strategy projects. He is an expert in mergers & acquisitions, ways to boost company performance and the strategic and operative management of complex change processes. In 2001, he already established his own, specialized consulting firm, Excelliance. Since then, he has served as the head of many strategy programs and turnarounds in such areas as the automotive industry.



Oliver Neubrand

Oliver Neubrand

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Oliver Neubrand, our Chief Financial Officer at LEDVANCE, is able to draw on many years of experience in the areas of finance and controlling. Oliver has been working for OSRAM since the year 2000, and his positions have included Chief Financial Officer at the subsidiary in the Czech Republic and in the Light Engines and Controls business area. In May 2014, he assumed responsibility for the finances of Classic Lamps and Ballasts (CLB), followed exactly one year later by the same responsibility for the Lamps business area.



Erol Kirilmaz

Erol Kirilmaz

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO)

Our Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Erol Kirilmaz, has over 20 years’ experience in his field. During this time, he has built up a reputation as a specialist in B2B and high-tech industries. Erol’s time at OSRAM has been enriched by many years of international experience. His posts since 2006 include Managing Director of OSRAM in Turkey and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In 2012, he was entrusted with responsibility for managing sales and marketing at OSRAM throughout the world. Since July 2015, Erol has been Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in the Lamps business area.



Peter Mannhart

Peter Mannhart

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Peter Mannhart, our Chief Operations Officer at LEDVANCE, has a career spanning more than 25 years in the lighting industry. He has been employed by OSRAM since 1994 and has already held several positions of international responsibility including National Manager for Sales and Marketing at OSRAM India and CEO of OSRAM in the Philippines. In 2001, Peter was appointed Vice President of Sales at OSRAM, later becoming Senior Vice President. In July 2015, he took over the management of the operational business of Lamps.



Bettina Kahr-Geleng

Bettina Kahr-Geleng

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Bettina Kahr-Geleng brings over 15 years of management experience to her position as director of human resources at LEDVANCE. In addition, she is an expert in change management and mergers and acquisitions. Initially, Bettina was responsible for employment relations, pay and employer benefits at OSRAM. In July 2015, she also took on human resources management for the Lamps business.


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