GE T&D India appoints Mahesh Palashikar as Chairman
GE T&D India Limited (GETDIL) announced the appointment of Mahesh Palashikar on the Board as Chairman.
Mahesh assumes the role of Chairman effective 1 March 2021 and succeeds Vishal K Wanchoo who resigned from Board upon assuming new responsibility with another company, post retirement from GE.
Mahesh is the President of GE South Asia and Chairman of GE Power India Limited. As a 21-year GE veteran, he has worked and advanced through a series of complex and increasingly responsible assignments in manufacturing operations, global supply chain, quality, lean, six sigma, sales, projects, services and business management within GE’s Healthcare, Power and Renewable Energy businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Mahesh said, “I look forward to this exciting opportunity to be a part of GETDIL’s continued efforts in contributing to the safe, reliable and efficient access to electricity for the people of our Nation, during the rapid decarbonization and energy transition to renewable energy. With its strong local manufacturing footprint, supported by cutting edge engineering and project execution expertise, GE T&D India has been playing a crucial role in maintaining and upgrading the electricity grid of India.”
GETDIL Board also co-opted Emanuel Bartolini, GE Grid Solutions’ global Chief Commercial Officer on the Board of the Company as Director w.e.f. 1 March 2021 or the date of allotment of Director Identification Number whichever is later. Nagesh Tilwani who is the Whole-time Director has resigned from the Board in view of increased responsibilities within the GE group.
Emanuel is the global Chief Commercial Officer of GE’s Grid Solutions business. He has over 27 years of experience in the EPC, energy generation and transmission & distributions markets and has proven leadership in leading global commercial and engineering operations. Emanuel joined GE in 2007 and is currently based out of Paris.