New Chief Executive Officer for Signify UK and Ireland

    February 16, 2023

    Signify appoints Nico van der Merwe as CEO for UK&I

    Guildford, United KingdomSignify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has appointed Nico van der Merwe as Chief Executive Officer for Signify UK and Ireland, starting 1 February 2023. Nico joins Signify from Schneider Electric, where he spent 15 years in various roles, most recently as Vice President for Home & Distribution UK&I. 
    Nico has two decades of experience in international business and leading strategic business transformations. He started his career in Sub-Saharan Africa, where he worked in sales, marketing and general management roles, before taking the position of Vice President Channel Development - Europe, based in France. Throughout his international career, Nico has demonstrated a track record of developing and implementing new business models and delivering sustainable results. 

    I’m excited to join Signify as CEO of UK&I, and I look forward to working with the teams further to drive our lighting innovations in this dynamic market. Signify is a company with a rich heritage, a powerful product portfolio, a talented team, and a strong leadership position in sustainability. I am sure we are well positioned to further grow the business and industry while continuing to make a positive impact on society and the environment through our innovations. The UK and Ireland have exciting opportunities in the market for us and our customers.’’


    Nico van der Merwe

    Chief Executive Officer, Signify UK & Ireland 


    Based in Guildford, Nico will report to Maria Letizia Mariani, CCO of Signify.

    For further information, please contact:


    Signify – UK&I PR

    Nikita Mahajan


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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