Wipro GE HealthCare names Chaitanya Sarawate as MD, to head GE HealthCare South Asia

INDIA – Wipro GE HealthCare Private Limited has hired Chaitanya Sarawate as its new Managing Director and as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE HealthCare’s South Asia business.

Mr. Chaitanya succeeds Dr. Shravan Subramanyam and the two will work closely together for a smooth transition as he integrates into his new role, effective February 13, 2023.

He will be reporting to Elie Chaillot, who is the President & CEO of GE HealthCare’s Intercontinental region since January 2022, the pharmaceutical company informed in a statement.

Upon being notified of his appointment, Chaitanya stated: “South Asia is a powerhouse for the organization. The market is uniquely positioned to be at the cutting-edge of clinical excellence and unlock the value of precision care at scale.”

He expressed his readiness to collaborate with the GE Healthcare team to further propel the medical technology company’s business in India – for India and the world.

I want to thank Dr. Shravan for his leadership through a period of significant transformation and positioning the business for success,” said Chaitanya.

With over 20 years of corporate experience in the healthcare industry, Chaitanya will be responsible for strengthening the company’s market leadership position in South Asia and scaling its growth.

He has served at GE HealthCare for over 12 years thus he is well-suited to continue driving its localization strategy and delivering clinical excellence, access and precision care.

Prior to his current role, Chaitanya was the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of Services for AKA (ASEAN, Korea, Australia & New Zealand), where he spearheaded organizational transformation.

According to the Company’s statement, he played a central role in spearheading organizational transformation that drove enhanced visibility, increased empowerment, and gains through segment specialization.

Moreover, he has been working at Wipro GE HealthCare in since 2020, presiding over record growth and a focus on localization, skilling and PPP (Public-Private Partnership) initiatives aligned to the national agenda of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Wipro GE HealthCare launched its PLI factory and ‘Made in India’ products, built collaborations to advance patient care pathways as well as launched the first 5G Innovation Lab for GE HealthCare globally, in Bengaluru,” the company stated.

In addition, he created opportunities to expand and realize GE Healthcare’s vision in the region while effectively championing the organization’s mission to ‘make in India – for India and the world’.

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro GE HealthCare, lauded Mr. Chaitanya Sarawate on his appointment while noting that his extensive commercial expertise and strategic regional and global experience will help to accelerate growth in the South Asian region.

On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank Dr. Shravan Subramanyam for his leadership during the pandemic, one of the toughest times in healthcare. He was instrumental in setting a solid vision and steering the organization towards significant milestones in South Asia,” he added.

Commenting on the latest appointment, Dr. Shravan Subramanyam acknowledged that leading Wipro GE HealthCare and its extraordinary team in South Asia was a lifetime privilege.

He observed that the organization has launched several strategic initiatives that will steer the future for healthcare in India and the world.

I’d like to congratulate Chaitanya on his appointment, this strong team will thrive under his leadership. I look forward to the company’s continued success,” Dr. Subramanyam added.

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