Joerg Bauer

President & CEO
Tungsram Group


Joerg Bauer is the owner, President & CEO of TUNGSRAM GROUP, a company resulting from the purchase of the GE Lighting business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, RCIS and Turkey, as well as GE Lighting’s Global Automotive business. Headquartered in Hungary where its five factories, its innovation centre, and central functions are also located, Tungsram Group is a multinational company with a 123-year heritage in innovation.

Previously, Joerg was the President of GE Hungary, representing GE in Hungary with more than 10,000 employees in twelve plants, four R&D and engineering centres, and one of GE’s five Global Operations Centers.

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, also partly based in Hungary.

Born and raised in Germany, Joerg started working as an apprentice banker within a local branch of Deutsche Bundesbank. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and in International Management (CEMS MiM) from Cologne and the Corvinus University of Budapest; earlier he was a visiting student at Oxford University. He started his career as a member of GE Capital’s Financial Management Program in London.

In 2017, Joerg was named Expat CEO Hungary of the year and received the Dr Iván Völgyes Award, which was presented by the American Chamber of Commerce and the Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of Hungary.

Besides his work-related responsibilities, Joerg is actively contributing to societal causes around education, sports, pro bono volunteering, and competitiveness in various roles:

  • President of the Board of Trustees of the Sports University in Budapest
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of National Handball Academy
  • Co-leader of the Innovation Task Force of the Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce
  • One of the two vice presidents of the Hungarian Association of International Companies
  • President of the advisory board of the Corporate Volunteering Council, Hungary
  • Member of the Pázmány Péter Faculty of Technology’s Industrial Advisory Council
  • Master teacher at the University of Debrecen focusing on Innovation and Change Management
  • Hungarian Chairman at the Hungarian-Egyptian Business Council
  • Hungarian Chairman at the Hungarian-Saudi Business Council

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