Havells Sylvania Appoints New President for Europe

Christian Schraft has been appointed the new president of Havells Sylvania Europe.

Schraft joins the business having spent many years with Osram and Siteco in a variety of senior management roles. He began at Osram 8 years ago as CEO of Lighting Electronics & Controls and then took over the Consumer Lighting and Luminaires divisions at the German company.  As well as his roles within the various Business Units at Osram, Christian was Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing, guiding Osram through product development for the brand, both in lamps and luminaires and its recent strategic re-orientation and IPO process. His vast experience within the lighting industry as well as his ability to develop and grow teams will be of great benefit to Havells Sylvania.

Christian Schraft, the new president of Havells Sylvania Europe

Christian Schraft, the new president of Havells Sylvania Europe

Anil Gupta, chief operating officer, Havells Sylvania Global, said: “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. I am delighted to congratulate him on his new position and look forward to us achieving even greater heights together”.

Schraft said of his appointment: “I am thrilled to be joining Havells Sylvania. The company is going from strength to strength and this new role provides the opportunity to drive the business forward further. We want to build our reputation for quality and expertise across the Havells Sylvania, Concord, Lumiance and Sylvania brands and take our award-winning lighting and electrical products to new audiences globally”.

Rajiv Goel, president of Havells Sylvania added:  “Havells Sylvania is at the cusp of growth in Europe and Christian will provide further momentum through close alignment with country managers, our strategic business units, and their sales teams”.

10 Jan