GE South Asia and Wipro appoint Mr. Milan Rao as
President & CEO of its Healthcare business
Milan to strengthen Wipro GE Healthcare’s 25 year Leadership and Innovation Legacy for a Healthier India
BANGALORE, INDIA, APRIL 29, 2015 – GE South Asia and Wipro today announced the appointment of Milan Rao to lead GE’s Healthcare business as President and CEO, GE Healthcare South Asia and Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare. Milan will build on Wipro GE’s expansion plans and continue to strengthen the company’s ‘In India, for India’ proposition of innovating disruptive technology and business solutions to enhance access to high quality, affordable healthcare solutions. Effective May 1, 2015, he replaces Terri Bresenham, who has been leading GE Healthcare’s South Asia business since September 2011. Milan will report to Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. and Banmali Agrawala, President and CEO, GE South Asia.
Terri, a 25-year veteran at GE, will move to a global role. In the last three years, she has led GE Healthcare to launch winning initiatives like skill building programs, industry partnerships and breakthrough products such as Discovery IQ and Revolution ACTs.
Banmali Agrawala, President and CEO, GE South Asia said, “Milan will take GE’s mission of a Healthier India forward through development of disruptive technologies and business models in India, for India. Our Healthcare business reinforces our philosophy of creating localized and affordable solutions. I thank Terri for her contribution and am confident that Milan will carry forward GE’s legacy of striving to develop solutions that meet the needs of the Indian healthcare sector.”
“Wipro and GE have enjoyed a strong and enduring partnership lasting over 25 years that has made an indelible mark on India’s healthcare industry. I am confident Milan will further strengthen this relationship and give an added impetus to our mission to build a healthier India,” said Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd. and Non-Executive Chairman, Wipro Enterprises Ltd.
Milan joined Wipro GE Healthcare in August 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 20 years of senior management and leadership experience in several industries including Telecom, Financial Services and FMCG. Milan brings a wealth of experience in driving business strategy, sales, marketing and general management at multinational and Indian companies such as Bharti Airtel, Morgan Stanley, Citibank and Seagram. As Chief Operating Officer of GE Healthcare South Asia, Milan has built and driven strategies to successfully take GE’s healthcare solutions closer to healthcare providers across all parts of South Asia and has integrated systems and processes that have helped to build a differentiated customer experience. Prior to Wipro GE Healthcare, Milan was the CEO for the Enterprise Business at Bharti Airtel, where he was responsible for a business serving 2500+ corporate and government institutions in India and globally.
Milan Rao, GE Healthcare’s new President and CEO for South Asia and Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare said, “Wipro GE has achieved several milestones on the promise of delivering affordable and accessible healthcare. I am looking forward to expand our leadership in the market, accelerate innovation and distribution capabilities to continue enhancing customer centricity and technology adoption for quality healthcare diagnosis everywhere. We hope to build on our successes in local innovation, partnership with all Governments and healthcare providers to achieve our vision of a healthier India and also help transform lives world over.”
About GE Healthcare:
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
GE Healthcare is at work for a healthier India and is focusing on some of the toughest healthcare challenges faced by India today – lowering maternal and infant deaths, enabling early detection of cancer for early treatment, addressing heart diseases early, etc. GE Healthcare pioneered innovation of healthcare imaging technologies in India for India and the world to enhance access to quality healthcare at affordable costs to more people. GE Healthcare operates in India through a joint venture namely Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited. For the latest news, please visit http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com; Talk to us at www.twitter.com/GEHealthIndia.
About GE’s presence in India:
Present in India since 1902, GE works to innovate, partner and develop technology solutions in energy, healthcare, infrastructure, aviation and financial services that improve the quality of life in the country. With over 13,000 employees, GE's imagination is taking the nation to the future with ideas designed and developed in India – for India and for the rest of the world.
With more than 5,300 technologists, GE's research centers in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai are developing new technologies for both India and the world, while the 10 local manufacturing facilities bring products, services and technologies closer to customers. GE in India has partnered with a number of Indian companies to develop localized solutions, meeting the needs of the country. Committed to social development, GE in India is closely engaged with local communities on social and environmental issues. For more information, visit: www.ge.com/in, www.facebook.com/GEIndia, www.twitter.com/GEIndia, www.linkedin.com/company/ge