GE Lighting Appoints New Asia CEO


GE Lighting announced today that Oscar Wong will be promoted as Asia Lighting President & CEO effective November 1, 2012, continuing to position the company leading the lighting revolution by investing in energy efficient products, transforming commercial capability and driving focus.

GE Lighting announced today that Oscar Wong will be promoted as Asia Lighting President & CEO effective November 1, 2012, continuing to position the company leading the lighting revolution by investing in energy efficient products, transforming commercial capability and driving focus. 

Oscar Wong, a 27- year veteran with solid experience in sales, commercial operations and general management functions, returned to GE to assume his current role as General Manager, GE Lighting China in July. Prior to that, he spent 12 years in Emerson Electric and Process Management for different commercial leadership roles till 2006 and then he worked for GE Intelligent Platform as China General Manager from 2006 to 2010. Before returning to GE, Oscar served as VP of Industrial China for Pall Industrial Corporation, based in Beijing.

“For the past years, we have made great strides to further transform our Asia operation and to significant progress in developing our strategy and capabilities in commercial transformation, green solutions and world class operations,” said Maryrose Sylvester, GE Lighting President & CEO.” with our new Asia leader step right in, we will continue to accelerate the commercializing of our strong line -up of leadership vertical solutions by focusing on key customers and commercial excellence while continuing to invest in local capability. “ 

Oscar succeeds Mohamed Butt who will assume his new roles as President & CEO, GE Transportation – China & South East Asia soon. He will continue to hold accountability for China P&L growth to carry on the momentum of China focus until his China successor is named.

About GE Lighting

GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal and Energy Smart consumer brands, and Evolve, GTx, Immersion, Infusion, Lumination and Tetra commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.


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