Helvar’s Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Hans Henrik Lund as Helvar’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will commence in his new position on September 16, 2016. 

Hans Henrik Lund (51), has worked in several leadership positions in global companies for more than 25 years, in all parts of the value chain. He spent ten years with Danfoss in the field of heating automation and later on ten years leading the mobile accessory companies Jabra and Nokia Gear. Hans Henrik has also been a member of the board of several companies.

Hans Henrik has a M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, a Ph.D in Material Science and an MBA in Organisation Management. He has lived in Finland with his family since 2009.

“Hans Henrik has a deep experience in digital transformations and has lead businesses successfully. Helvar is a leader in a very exciting industry going through digital transformation, and I am confident that he has excellent prerequisites to be successful in his new position, says Helvar’s Chairman of the Board Mr. Kai Öistämö.

"I'm excited to join the Helvar team to help grow the business. Lighting is a very dynamic industry and Helvar has evolved with the market to its current position as a leading supplier of superior lighting experiences, a solid platform for future growth. I have enjoyed meeting the Helvar Board members and I'm now looking very much forward to engage with the entire Helvar team, customers and our partners to learn more about the business during the coming days and weeks", comments Hans Henrik Lund.

"Under almost 14 years of Asko Kallonen's leadership, Helvar has improved its profitability significantly and gone through a major transition. It is now one of the leading companies in LED components and intelligent lighting control systems. Asko leaves a strong foundation for Helvar to build on. We are happy that Asko will continue as Advisor to the Helvar Board. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Asko for his great contribution to the company", says Kai Öistämö. 

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Editor’s notes:

Helvar is an international lighting technologies company – serving customers in over 40 countries, specialising in energy efficient components and solutions for lighting and lighting control systems.