General Electric T&D Appoints Pitamber Shivnani as MD & CEO

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  • Pitamber Shivnani was associated with ABB from last 32 years
  • The company has also appointed Sanjay Sagar as independent director on the board
Pitamber Shivnani, MD & CEO, GE T&D India Limited

GE has announced the appointment of Pitamber Shivnani as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of GE T&D India Limited, effective First July 2020. Pitamber joined the company on 15 January 2020, as the Chief Executive Officer, after 32 years with ABB.

“I am delighted and humbled to take on this new role. These are challenging times for the economy and the Industry alike, but I am confident, by taking firm and steady steps in the right direction, we can deliver maximum value for our shareholders, investors and customers. I look forward to lead GE T&D India Limited in its next chapter of growth,” said Pitamber Shivnani, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GE T&D India Limited

The company also announced appointment of Sanjay Sagar as independent director on the Board of the Company for a period of five years with effect from First July 2020 up to 30 June 2025. Sanjay is an internationally renowned executive and an energy sector expert. With a career spanning over 35 years, his last stint was as the Managing Director of Jindal Power Ltd. Prior to that, he was the Joint Managing Director and CEO of the power producer JSW Energy Ltd, from 2012 to 2017.

Speaking about the announcements, Vishal Wanchoo, Chairman, GE T&D India Limited, said, “GE has been in India for over 100 years, impacting lives of people through its various businesses. T&D is a crucial division for the company and together we are committed to the Government’s vision of supplying safe, reliable and affordable 24×7 power to all the people of the Nation. We would like to congratulate Pitamber on his induction on the Board of the Company as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer and are confident that his experience as a veteran industry leader will further strengthen GE T&D India Limited’s Board. We are also delighted to welcome Sanjay on the Board, his diverse knowledge and versatile professional expertise in the energy sector, will add tremendous value.”

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An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Shivnani has also attended the senior leadership development program at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and Harvard School of Business, USA. His leadership will support GE T&D India’s vision to be able to bring significant transformation in the business by expanding its manufacturing footprint in India and in continuing to steer a strong and high growth organization.

GE T&D India has presence in all stages of the power supply chain and offers a wide range of products that include power transformers, circuit breakers, gas insulated switchgears, instrument transformers, substation automation equipment, digital software solutions, turnkey solutions for substation engineering & construction, flexible AC transmission systems, high voltage DC & services suite of offerings.

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