Sumit Joshi

    Vice Chairman and Managing Director

    Sumit Joshi is Vice Chairman and Managing Director - South Asia for Signify Innovations India (Formerly Philips Lighting India Limited), the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. He took on this role in September 2017 and is responsible for driving and building the business in the Indian Subcontinent. 


    Sumit joined Philips in 2011 as Marketing Director for Philips Lighting India and was elevated as Global Head of Marketing Excellence in 2015, based at the Philips Lighting Headquarters in the Netherlands. He was instrumental in leading global initiatives in Marketing Excellence including global marketing planning and execution.


    He brings more than 19 years of experience in marketing and business leadership roles. Prior to Philips, he has had successful stints at Britannia, Marico, Boots Healthcare International and Whirlpool Corporation. He has extensive experience in leadership positions, managing both large and small business units and teams, establishing global businesses and successfully turning around challenging business units.


    Over his career, he has led global multimillion dollar CAPEX projects, leading multicultural teams across various geographies and functions including Sales, Channel development across B2C, B2B and B2G domains, Product Marketing, Product Development, Brand Marketing, Marcom, PR and Manufacturing. He is a strong people leader and focuses on growing and developing both business and people in synergy.


    Sumit is a Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management from India. He is a staunch family man with strong family values, a sports enthusiast, loves traveling and enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

    Rene van Schooten