GARETH ROBERT JACKSON (Sales Director Emerging Markets & Regional Head Product Strategy)

  OSRAM Middle East

Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
P. O. Box 17476
Jebel Ali
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mob: +971 50 4572 997


Short Profile of the Person:
Highlights July – September 2009

  • Implemented EU27 Project I (Regulation 244/2009) by 1st September 2009.
  • Successful Amendment (859/2009) to Regulation 244/2009 – 255 of 345 EU votes were necessary, achieved 299 votes positive for OSRAM Position.
  • Developed OSRAM Strategy for Project II after many strategic meetings with key stakeholders incl. CEO
  • Negotiated an Industry Position for the phase out of inefficient products whilst calculating consequences:

General Responsibilities include:

  • Development & execution of strategy & regulatory affairs for the switch to energy efficient lighting in all markets, worldwide.
  • Engagement with external stakeholders, development and maintenance of partnership with NGO’s, government and other stakeholders to secure participation of OSRAM in the development of regulatory frameworks.
  • Communicating with high level political representatives in Brussels (EU Commission) and Parliamentarians in European Parliament, as well as close communication with all EU governments.
  • Representation of OSRAM in Industry federations such as European Lighting Companies (Chairman) and CELMA (Luminaire Manufacturers)

Short Profile of the Company:
Osram at a glance:

    • One of the world's two leading lighting manufacturers (headquarters: Munich)
    • Trademark registration: on April 17, 1906 at the
      then Imperial Patent Office in Berlin
    • Founded on July 1, 1919 by the merger of the incandescent lamp manufacturing activities of AEG, Siemens & Halske AG and Deutsche Gasglühlicht-Anstalt (Auer-Gesellschaft)
    • Employees: More than 39,000
    • Production: 46 factories in 17 countries
    • Turnover: EUR 4.0 billion