Philips India has announced the appointment of Nirupam Sahay, senior director, marketing, Philips Lighting India, as the new business head of the lighting division. In his new role, Sahay will be responsible for the complete lighting business in India.
Rajeev Chopra, vice-chairman & managing director, Philips India, said, “We are pleased that Nirupam Sahay accepts the appointment to lead the India lighting organisation. His strong executive and personal qualities have helped him win the respect of employees, customers and partners. With Sahay at the helm, the company will greatly benefit from his insight and experience and we all look forward to his contributions.”
Speaking on his appointment, Sahay said, “I am truly delighted to accept this new role. With its strong leadership position in the consumer and professional segments in India and a strong team in place, Philips Lighting is uniquely positioned to drive energy efficient lighting, including exciting new technologies like LED, and build new businesses like home decorative lighting and modular switches.”
With a career spanning over 17 years, Sahay has extensive experience in sales, marketing and P&L management at Philips, GE Capital, Whirlpool and Asian Paints. He graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and earned his MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.