Frank Harder is Vice President of Business Development at Samsung Electronics. He is responsible for driving growth and innovation through Samsung’s IoT strategy for system on module and cloud based portfolio development, as well as early customer deployment strategy for Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. He comes to Samsung with more than 15 years of experience having held key management roles in the areas of general illumination, automotive and consumer market verticals and has developed and grown multiple large scale businesses with major global OEMs and brands. Previously, Frank led connected LED lighting strategy and collaboration for Samsung’s LED business unit that included an end-to-end smart lighting platform for smart buildings and smart city deployment.

Frank holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dusseldorf and graduated from Philips’ Octagon executive management program at Wharton University.