Jussi Lehtonen has been appointed as new Managing Director for Philips Finland

juli 10, 2012

 Jussi Lehtonen (38) has been appointed on July 3rd as the new Managing Director of Philips Oy. In addition to his new task, he will continue as the Country Manager of Professional Lighting for Philips Oy. Lehtonen has worked at Philips since June 2010. Before that he worked at Digita Oy and was responsible for the TV business in Finland and also for Digita’s parent company TDF in Paris with the responsibility of advancing their international business. The previous Managing Director of Philips Oy, Kari Kaipainen, has moved on to serve as a consultant for Philips Nordic from 1st of June.

– Philips is an innovation-driven company that strives to enhance the quality of people’s lives with the help of solutions in healthcare equipment, professional and consumer lighting and consumer lifestyle products. It is a privilege to pursue this further in the Finnish market, says Jussi Lehtonen.

In Nordic Philips aims to strenghten their positions in the healthcare sector. A good example of this is the combined emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance (MR) device, that will be taken into use at the Turku University hospital in the Autumn as the first of its kind in the Nordics.  The technology will help doctors and scientists in reaching new possibilities in oncology, cardiology and neurology.

– Another important development for Philips lighting solutions and today we are a leader in LED lighting technology.  We have recognized the enormous potential in this technology to create energy efficient solutions that can also enhance the quality of people’s lives by enhancing the safety of cities and bringing new options to lighting solutions. Finns have been quick to take cost efficient LED solutions into use and are forerunners in this compared to many other countries, says Lehtonen.

Our Consumer Lifestyle sector is dedicated to responding to the consumers’ aspirations all over the world with the aim of improving their health and well-being.

For more information:

Käthryn Cars

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

Philips Nordic


+46 8 598 520 22 

Viestintätoimisto AC-Sanafor


+358 44 716 9559


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Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.