GE T&D India has announced that Pitamber Shivnani has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer & President, GE Grid Solutions South Asia. As part of this role he will be responsible for managing GE’s Grid Solutions markets for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar from this region. Pitamber Shivnani brings a rich experience of over 30 years in the transmission and distribution sector in India. He joins GE T&D India from ABB where he was most recently President of ABB India’s Power Grid Division.
Pitamber replaces Sunil Wadhwa, who left the company last year to pursue opportunities outside GE.
Commenting on the Pitamber’s appointment, Vishal Wanchoo, President and CEO – GE South Asia said: “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Pitamber Shivnani on board the GE leadership team in South Asia to spearhead the GE T&D business. His deep knowledge and rich experience of the sector will help the company to chart the next phase of our company’s growth in the region. I would like to congratulate him and wish him the best at the onset of this new endeavour.”
Sharing his thoughts about joining GE, Shivnani said, “This is indeed an exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to leading and growing the GE T&D business in South Asia.”
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 organisation.
GE T&D India has a leading presence in all stages of power supply chain with a wide range of products that includes Power Transformers, Circuit Breakers, Gas Insulated Switchgears, Instrument Transformers, and Substation Automation Equipment.
@EPC World Media