Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar is the Secretary General of LightingEurope, the association of the European lighting industry. His aim is to drive the growth of the European lighting industry while maintaining its leadership in energy efficiency and sustainability. He focuses on digitalized lighting for information and well-being. Diederik was a key task force member in developing the Strategic Roadmap 2025.
In this vision, ledification, intelligent lighting systems and human centric lighting contribute to the growing value of light to society and are based on a circular economy. Diederik was also instrumental in the founding of LightingEurope and served as Treasurer from 2011-2013.
His international career spans more than 30 years in lighting. He entered the lighting industry with various management positions at Philips Lighting where he worked for 21 years. Following responsibilities were as Chief Marketing Officer with Thorn Lighting and Regional Commercial Director with Zumtobel. For Lutron he was Vice President for Sales in EMEA and for GE Lighting he worked as Global General Manager for the Vertical Outdoor.
As board member of EucoLight, Diederik sees the chance to share his Brussels and longtime market experience.