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Acuity Brands Appoints SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy

Acuity Brands Appoints SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy

ATLANTA —  Acuity Brands, Inc.  announced the appointment of Philippe Brzusczak, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, to its executive leadership team. Brzusczak will be responsible for evaluating mergers and acquisitions (M&A) opportunities, conducting ongoing assessments of the industry and competitive landscape, and building strategic industry relationships that align with the Company’s strategy and growth goals.

“We are excited to have Philippe join our team,” said Neil Ashe, Chairman, President and CEO, Acuity Brands, Inc. “He will serve as a strategic thought partner to our Board, business leaders, and me to identify, evaluate, and pursue growth opportunities and prioritize investments to build out our industry-leading business, global strategy, and corporate development capability.”

Brzusczak is a proven leader and global corporate finance expert with a successful record of identifying investments and M&A opportunities for global organizations. Before joining Acuity, he was Vice President at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank, serving in the Diversified Industries Group. He announced and executed more than $20B worth of M&A transactions, including some landmark deals in the industry. Before his role at J.P. Morgan, he served as Manager of the Corporate Advisory Group at Deloitte Luxembourg, where he led M&A, financial due diligence, and business valuation projects across Europe.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master and Bachelor degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

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