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GEPIL - Directors' Profile

Mr. Vishal K Wanchoo 

Mr. Vishal K Wanchoo is the Commercial Growth Leader for GE's Global Growth Organization and is responsible for developing Growth and Marketing Strategies and execution plans for all GE businesses in the growth regions.

Along with his team, he is responsible for building strategic and tactical marketing capability which includes market research, competitive intelligence, segmentation, business case development and digital marketing capability across businesses with a tight linkage to product management and technology. In addition, he is also responsible for driving key accounts and commercial talent development in the region.
He has been with GE for over 20 years, and held several senior leadership positions. Prior to this, Vishal was heading Business Development, Growth & Strategy for GE South Asia and earlier to that was running GE's global Healthcare IT business (HCIT) in the United States. Vishal has been a GE Officer since 2005 and started his career with GE in November 1997, as the Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging and Information Systems organization.

Before joining GE Healthcare, Vishal was Vice President of Electronic Imaging at Agfa Medical, where he spent 10 years in various senior roles with the company.

Vishal grew up in India and is an alumni of the Lawrence School in southern India. He earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi and subsequently moved to the US to do an MS in computer engineering at the University of Southern California.

Mr Andrew H DeLeone 
Managing Director

Mr. Andrew H. DeLeone grew up in Syracuse, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School in 2004. He received his Master's degree from Cornell University.

Mr. Andrew H. DeLeone joined General Electric's Human Resources Leadership Program in 2005, and had assignments in Atlanta, GA, Schenectady, NY, Budapest, Hungary, and Fairfield, CT. Following program, he took on roles of increasing global responsibility in GE's Power business, based in London, England, Greenville, SC, and Schenectady, NY. In 2014, He moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where he led talent development across all GE businesses in Africa.

In 2015, Mr. Andrew H. DeLeone joined the Integration Planning team for the GE-Alstom Alliance, and subsequently became the Global Human Resources Leader for Steam Power Systems in GE Power based in Baden, Switzerland. He assumed as Director in June, 2017 and holding the position of Managing Director w.e.f. 01 August, 2017.

Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal
Whole-time Director

Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and holds Master's degree in Management Sciences (Part-time) from Symbiosis Institute of Management University of Pune. He started his career with the Company in 2004. Since May 2015 he is acting as Executive Boiler & Power Mills India and responsible for the Profit & Loss for Boilers in India. This includes the execution office at Noida and Manufacturing unit at Durgapur. He has worked along with the other 5 Boiler execution centres globally. He is also responsible for developing and maintaining the relationship with the Technology Licensee in India. He has a rich experience over 25 years mostly in power sector.

Mr. A.K. Thiagarajan 
Non-Executive Independent Director 

Mr. A.K.Thiagarajan has a Masters Degree in Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and is a Graduate in Business Administration & Information Systems. He has undergone Advanced Management programme from Harvard Business School, USA. He has held several prestigious positions in Indian Industry, including as Managing Director and Country Manager ABB Ltd., Vice Chairman, Wipro Ltd., and President of Hewlett Packard India Pvt. Ltd. He is an independent director in other prestigious companies in India and Europe. He has also been the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), National Committee on Technology, IT and Quality, Chairman – CII Southern Region and Chairman – CII Karnataka State Committee. 

Dr. Uddesh Kohli 
Non Executive Independent Director 

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, holds B.E. (Hons.) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Administration from the Manchester University, UK and Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Dr. Kohli has been Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation Limited, and has worked with the Planning Commission, Government of India, reaching the position of Advisor (Additional Secretary level).

Dr. Kohli, is presently the Chairman Emeritus of Construction Industry Development Council and Chairman of Construction Industry Arbitration Council & Engineering Council of India and Senior Adviser, Global Compact, United Nations. He has carried out international assignments for Asian Development Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Office for Project Services.

Dr. Kohli's areas of expertise include development planning, finance, project formulation, appraisal, sustainability and monitoring, power/energy planning, Corporate Social Responsibility, training and human resource development.
Dr. Kohli was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from December 28, 2005. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. 

Ms. Neera Saggi 
Non-Executive Independent Director 

Ms. Neera Saggi holds an MBA degree from International Centre of Public Enterprise, Ljubljana in Slovenia and a Masters' Degree in English Literature from Delhi University.

She joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980. For 34 years she worked with multiple sectors and with different stakeholders including Government, Private, NGO, Multilateral Agencies, Chamber of Business and Commerce. She was the First Women President elected for the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Neera Saggi was also the Chief Executive Officer for Larsen & Toubro, Seawoods Pvt. Ltd.

Besides other assignments undertaken, Ms. Saggi was the Secretary to Governor of West Bengal, District Magistrate, Hooghly in West Bengal, Dy. Chairperson of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), CMD of Hindustan Diamond Corporation and Development Commissioner of Special Economic Zones.  

Audit Committee: 
1. Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Chairman 
2. Mr. A.K. Thiagarajan, Member 
3. Ms. Neera Saggi, Member 
4. Mr. Vishal K Wanchoo, Member 

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee: 
1. Mr. Andrew H DeLeone, Chairman
2. Mr. Vishal K Wanchoo, Member
Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Member 

Nomination & Remuneration Committee
1. Mr. A.K. Thiagarajan, Chairman 
2. Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Member 
3. Mr. Vishal K Wanchoo, Member 

4. Ms. Neera Saggi, Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee: 
1. Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Chairman 
2. Mr. Andrew H DeLeone, Member
3. Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal, Member