Musa Unmehopa

Chair of the Board

Musa Unmehopa is Head of Wireless Standards & Regulations at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), where he is responsible for all wireless lighting control, visible light communication, application protocols, data protection, and cybersecurity standardization and regulatory activities. His professional experience in technology and innovation spans 25+ years and covers mobile communications, the Internet, and lighting.

Prior to joining Signify and Philips in 2013, Musa held positions with Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and Alcatel-Lucent. Musa has held senior leadership roles in various standards bodies, trade organizations, and industry consortia. These include the chairman of the Technical Plenary of the Open Mobile Alliance, treasurer of the Zigbee Alliance, and Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium.  Furthermore, Musa served on the executive boards of the Zigbee Alliance, The Connected Lighting Alliance, the Emerge Alliance, and the Parlay Group. Author of two technology books, Musa has been an invited keynote speaker and panelist at various industry events. His publications include numerous papers in technical journals and conferences, as well as patents. Musa received a BSc. and MSc. degree in Computer Science from Twente University and MBA degree from TIAS Business School in The Netherlands and the University of Bradford School of Management in the UK.