Joerg is the owner, President & CEO of TUNGSRAM GROUP, a company resulting from the purchase of the GE Lighting business in Hungary and subject to regulatory approvals the proposed purchase of its activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, RCIS and Turkey, as well as GE Lighting’s Global Automotive business.
Headquartered in Budapest, TUNGSRAM GROUP is a Hungarian multi-national company with global activities in Supply Chain, Sales & Distribution, and R&D and more than 4,000 staff. While keeping its focus and strength on its Lighting core capabilities, TUNGSRAM GROUP will quickly diversify into new, innovation-driven industries, drawing on its state-of-the-art supply chain capabilities and its highly trained workforce; its legacy of excellence of more than 120 years.
Previously Joerg had been President of GE Hungary, representing GE in Hungary with more than 10,000 employees in 12 plants, 4 R&D and engineering centers and one of GE’s five Global Operations Centers working to provide solutions exported to GE’s markets around the globe Prior to this role Joerg was the CFO for GE Healthcare in CEE. Earlier experience includes international Finance and Management assignments with Audi and Mettler-Toledo, partly also based in Hungary.
Born and raised in Germany, Joerg started off as an apprentice banker with a local branch of Deutsche Bundesbank and holds a double Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and in International Management (CEMS MiM) from Cologne and Corvinus, Budapest; earlier he had been a one-year visiting student at Oxford University. He started his career as a member of GE Capital’s Financial Management Program in London.
2017 Joerg was named Expat CEO Hungary of the year. For his work strengthening the American-Hungarian economic relation and the competitiveness of Hungary he has received the Dr. Iván Völgyes Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of Hungary.
Next to his work-related responsibilities, Joerg serves as the president of the Board of Trustees of the Sports University in Budapest. He also co-leads the Innovation Task Force of the Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce and is one of the two vice presidents of the Hungarian Association of International Companies. Recently Joerg became the president of the advisory board of the Corporate Volunteering Council, Hungary.
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