Olivia Qiu has held the position of Head of Innovation with Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, since September 2013.
Prior to joining Philips, Olivia worked for Alcatel, where over the course of 16 years she held various positions such as Key Account Manager, Commercial Operations Director, Vice President Marketing and 3G Operations, Vice President Business Development Asia Pacific, and Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, Technical Solutions, Service Implementations & Deliveries for China and East Asia.
In 2008, Olivia became the CEO and board member of Alcatel Shanghai Bell (a joint venture of Alcatel-Lucent and the Chinese central government) and Regional President of Alcatel Lucent East Asia. From 2010 to 2013, she headed Alcatel-Lucent’s Strategic Industries Group and was based in Paris.
Olivia holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Electronic Science and Technology University of China (UESTC) and a doctorate in Management Science from the École Supérieure des Affaires de Grenoble, France.