Harry Verhaar | Alliance to Save Energy

Harry Verhaar


Harry Verhaar

Head of Public & Government Affairs
Harry has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, and is Head of Global Public and Government Affairs for Signify, formerly Philips Lighting. He is responsible for the strategy, outreach and stakeholder management on energy and climate change, resource efficiency and sustainable development, with a key focus on the role of the LED lighting revolution. He has, since the end of 2003, been the architect of the lighting strategy on energy and climate change, which has resulted in a global momentum on phasing out of old lighting technologies. He is an active member of a number of partnership networks, among which are The Climate Group, R20, and the World Green Building Council, and he is a member of the Advisory Boards of The Lisbon Council and the Global Cities Indicator Facility. He is a founding member of UNEP’s en.lighten program, chairman of the European Alliance to Save Energy and is president of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association. Harry is a recipient of the 2011 UN Leader of Change Award, and has received the Carbon War Room’s Gigaton award on behalf of Philips, now Signify.




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