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Leadership

The principles and values established by our founder, William Henry Merrill Jr., continue to guide our leadership today .

UL and our nonprofit affiliate organization, Underwriters Laboratories, share a single mission: working for a safer world. UL leadership is outlined below. Please visit UL.org for information on the Underwriters Laboratories leadership team.

Our executive team is a committed group of leaders with extensive experience and capabilities. Based around the world, they help guide and lead UL as we advance further into our second century.

 

Jenny Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon
President and Chief Executive Officer, UL Inc.

With a deep foundation in science, technology and engineering, Jenny leads UL in its ambition to become our customers’ most trusted safety, security and sustainability partner.

Executive leadership

Linda Chapin

Linda Chapin
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As head of Human Resources, Linda delivers a safe and secure experience for UL’s employees and customers. She leads people strategy, experience, inclusion, HR advisory, EHS and global services.

Jason Fischer

Jason Fischer
Executive Vice President and President, Enterprise and Advisory

Jason leads UL’s SaaS and Advisory business connecting data and science to protect customer value chains by enhancing product quality, optimizing supply chains and advancing enterprise sustainability.

Lynn Hancock

Lynn Hancock
Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

Lynn harnesses the power of technology, disciplined enterprise project management and strategy implementation to accelerate innovation and transformation that increases value for UL’s customers.

Sajeev Jesudas

Sajeev Jesudas
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Through advanced commercial operations and go-to-market strategies, Sajeev leads UL’s global regions and drives commercial excellence to grow market leadership and strengthen customer partnerships.

Jackie McLaughlin

Jackie McLaughlin
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jackie leads the Legal, Public Policy and Security teams with a steadfast commitment to safeguarding UL’s brand, upholding corporate integrity and compliance, and shaping UL’s voice in public policy.

Ryan Robinson

Ryan Robinson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan drives UL’s profitable growth through global strategic and financial planning, corporate development, accounting, treasury, tax, internal audit, sourcing and business services.

Gitte Schjotz

Gitte Schjøtz
Executive Vice President and Chief Technical and Operations Officer

Gitte leads UL’s technical and operational organization to provide trusted expertise and an exceptional customer experience through scientific leadership, field engineering and global laboratories.

Weifang Zhou

Weifang Zhou
Executive Vice President and President, TIC

Weifang guides the strategy and delivery of testing, inspection and certification solutions that help customers mitigate risk, differentiate their products and achieve global market acceptance

 

Senior leadership

Tom Blewitt

Tom Blewitt
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist

As chief scientist, Tom is responsible for developing the world's deepest technical expertise and leading problem solving and innovation in the areas of safety, security and sustainability science.

Morten Claudi Lassen

Morten Claudi Lassen
Vice President, Europe region

Morten is responsible for UL in Europe. He delivers a unified presence and portfolio across the region, drives business and leadership in key markets, and partners with customers and stakeholders.

Todd Denison

Todd Denison
Senior Vice President, Americas region

Todd leads UL’s presence across the Americas. He develops localized strategies, strengthens partnerships and drives local-for-local service delivery to meet customer and stakeholder needs.

Dominick Danessa

Dominic Dannessa
Head of Operational Excellence and Innovation

Dom drives cutting-edge operational innovation and best-in-class operating practices across UL to enhance customer satisfaction and improve overall efficiency.

Ghislain Devouge

Ghislain Devouge
Senior Vice President, TIC Consumer

Ghislain leads the Consumer Testing, Inspection and Certification business to help Consumer Electronics, IT, Appliance, HVAC, Lighting, Retail, Medical and Mobility customers access global markets.

Erik Palm

Erik Palm
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

As head of corporate finance, Erik serves as an enterprise-wide partner, driving value creation by providing actionable insight and information to support sound financial decision-making.

Mette Pedersen

Mette Pedersen
Senior Vice President, Labs and Operations

As head of global labs and operations, Mette is responsible for optimizing lab operations to meet today’s customer needs while laying the foundation for the future.

Konrad Pienaar

Konrad Pienaar
Senior Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting

With oversight of statutory reporting and compliance for all UL entities, Konrad collaborates with global business leaders to derive strategic insight from critical financial information and data.

Upayan Sangupta

Upayan Sengupta
Senior Vice President, Field Engineering Services

Upayan leads UL’s Field Engineering Services organization that is focused on serving more than 80,000 customers around the world through inspections, audits and other field-based services.

Kathy Seegebrecht

Kathy Seegebrecht
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Kathy builds confidence and trust in the UL brand. Through strategic marketing, demand generation and corporate sustainability, she drives growth and customer loyalty while enhancing brand value.

Karriem Shakoor

Karriem Shakoor
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Karriem leads our technology and information strategies and manages data analytics, systems development and technology operations to provide a safer, more secure enterprise architecture.

Jeff Smidt

Jeff Smidt
Senior Vice President, TIC Industrial

Jeff leads UL’s Industrial Testing, Inspection and Certification business to help Built Environment, Energy, Industrial Automation and Engineered Materials customers achieve global product compliance.

Sreelatha Surendranathan

Sreelatha Surendranathan
Chief Digital Officer

Sreelatha leads UL’s digital strategy to deliver compelling and integrated digital solutions and capabilities that expertly serve our customers’ current and future needs.

Alberto Uggetti

Alberto Uggetti
Senior Vice President, Global and Strategic Accounts

Alberto leads the team responsible for strengthening customer relationships through a relentless dedication to delivering superior service and streamlining access to UL’s complete service portfolio.

Councils

Our councils comprise authorities, government agencies, consumer groups and thought leaders. We currently have councils for electrical, fire, field advisory, security, consumer advisory, renewable energy and health sciences.

The William Henry Merrill Society

The William Henry Merrill Society recognizes select individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fulfillment of our public safety mission. Those honored are technical professionals who have been recognized by both UL and other organizations as leading experts in their fields.

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