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New European President for Havells Sylvania

10 January 2014 11.30 GMT

(UK) - Christian Schraft tapped for position after 20 years with Osram and Siteco in a variety of senior management roles.

Chosen due to his proven track record of leadership and business success, Schraft boasts an impressive business background, having run various Osram Business Units as CEO, such as Lighting Electronics & Controls, Consumer Lighting and Luminaires.

On making the announcement, Anil Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Havells Sylvania Global, commented: “Christian’s proven track record in senior management at Osram, coupled with his industry expertise puts him in an ideal position to drive growth across all areas of our business.”

Schraft was responsible for guiding Osram through the strategic re-orientation and IPO process, as well as portfolio and brand development.

“Havells Sylvania’s culture is a perfect platform to serve existing and new customers in a rapidly evolving market place,” commented Schraft.

“With our reputation for quality and expertise across the Concord, Lumiance and Sylvania brands, we will take our award-winning lighting and electrical products to new audiences globally.”

“Havells Sylvania is at the cusp of growth in Europe," concluded Anil Rai Gupta. "Schraft will provide further momentum through close alignment with country managers, our strategic business units, and their sales teams.”


Christian Schraft, Havells Sylvania's new European President.

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