Management team

Dr. Jacob Tarn

Dr. Jacob Tarn

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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.



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. Since the carve-out from OSRAM Oliver holds the same position at LEDVANCE.



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. Starting July 2015, Erol has been Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in the Lamps business area. Since the carve-out from OSRAM he holds the same position at LEDVANCE.


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