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Pitamber Shivnani

President & CEO, GE Grid Solutions – South Asia

Pitamber Shivnani

President & CEO, GE Grid Solutions – South Asia

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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.

Prashant Jain

Regional General Manager- South Asia, GE Steam Power

Prashant Jain

Regional General Manager, South Asia for GE Steam Power

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Prashant Jain is Managing Director, GE Power India Limited and Regional General Manager, South Asia for GE Steam Power, effective April 2019. In his previous role at Siemens Limited, he was heading Power Generation Services.

Prashant started his professional career in March 1994. He has diverse experience in the Energy sector including Renewables and has held management positions in Oil & Gas, Power and Renewable energy and has served organizations like Siemens, Schneider Electric.

After gaining sales and business development experience in India and the USA, he spent two years in developing Strategy for the Energy sector, followed by management positions in Turbo Compressor sector, and Renewable energy.

Prashant is an MBA from European School of Management & Technology (ESMT), Berlin and has graduated from Sri Venkateswara University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Thereafter he attended management programs from reputed institutes like Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad.

Prashant is active in various trade bodies and forums that look at ways to make power generation affordable, sustainable and reliable. He is personally associated with meditation, philosophy and psychology, applying ancient concepts in management for personal and professional development.

CEO – Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia

Deepesh Nanda

CEO – Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia

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Deepesh Nanda is the CEO for GE Gas Power Systems in South Asia. He is based in India and is responsible for GE’s business in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Deepesh has more than two decades of experience in the Energy sector. Before starting his stint with GE, he served as Tyco Sanmar’s Vice President & Business Manager from 2005 to 2010 and also headed Flowserve’s regional office from 2000 to 2005.

He holds a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in Mechanical & Production Engineering from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India, and an M.B.A from the OUBS, Milton Keynes, UK.

Country Leader – Bangladesh

Nowshad Ali

Country Leader – Bangladesh

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Nowshad joined GE in 2010 as Country Manager GE Energy and led the growth of the business in Bangladesh across all P&L under the then Energy portfolio. In line with the business realignment his role was refocused on GE Power & Water in 2012 and from 2015 on Gas Power Systems.

An alumnus of Eastern University Dhaka, Bangladesh and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, where he completed MBA and Bachelor of Technology (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering respectively, Nowshad began his career with ABB in 1985 where he grew from the ranks of Sales Manager to General Manager, Bangladesh, before taking up the GE assignment. A prolific football player, Nowshad represented IIT KGP in the highly competitive West Bengal university football league.