GE T&D India appoints Pitamber Shivnani as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
GE on Tuesday announced the appointment of Pitamber Shivnani as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of GE T&D India Ltd effective 01 July 2020.
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.”
“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.
Pitamber Shivnani is President & CEO, GE Grid Solutions – South Asia, since January 2020. Prior to joining GE, he was President and Head of ABB India Limited’s USD $500 million Power Grids Division. In this role, Pitamber was responsible for Power Grid’s four business units – Transformers, High Voltage, Grid Automation, and Grid Integration. He also headed ABB India’s largest manufacturing facility in Maneja, Vadodara.
Pitamber started his career with ABB in 1987 in the sales and commercial function as manager for the Northern Indian region and held roles of increasing responsibilities across various divisions since then. In 1997, he launched ABB transformers in India and led the sales and supply chain for their Greenfield Transformer Projects till 2005.
In 2005, he assumed the role of Regional Business Unit Manager for ABB’s Transformers division and was instrumental in quadrupling the region’s transformer business in a span of five years. In 2010 he assumed responsibility for ABB India’s Power Products that included three Business Units – Transformers, High Voltage and Medium Voltage – spread across six manufacturing locations throughout India with 19 factories and 3000 employees. Under his leadership ABB Grid’s business grew its manufacturing footprint in India by adding new factories and expanded its product portfolio by adding Ultra High Voltage products.
Pitamber is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee from where he graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1986. He has attended Senior Leadership Development Program from International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland and Harvard School of Business, USA.
GE T&D India has a predominant presence in all stages of the power supply chain, with 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.