Jan Denneman is Vice President Philips Lighting and has worked for 33 years in the Lighting industry and has held several positions in Philips Lighting. As an engineer he started in Research and Development and worked as development manager for several lamp technologies (Fluorescent Lamps, CFLi, HID, CDM and special lamps) in several countries including Netherlands, Belgium and United States. He moved into Product Management and Marketing in the early nineties and was responsible for the High Intensity Discharge (HID) business line. He introduced amongst others Ceramic Metal Halide (CDM) lamps—new to the market at the time.
For a few years, he was responsible for New Business Creation within Philips Lighting and since 2003 leads all new concept and product development in Philips Lighting. In 2001 Jan became a member of the Board of Directors of the European Lamp Companies Federation – the major discussion partner for the European Union on all issues concerning light sources. He was elected president of the Federation soon after joining and continues in that role today. Since July 2008, he became responsible for Government and Industry Affairs for Philips Lighting. In this role he manages Philips Lighting worldwide actions on legislation, regulation and standards. Since January 2009, he also became responsible for Sustainability for Philips Lighting.