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GE Appoints Three New Company Officers

August 10, 2017

BOSTON, MA - August 10, 2017 - GE [NYSE: GE] announced today the appointment of three new company officers.

Amit Kumar has been promoted to Vice President, Global Supply Chain - GE India & Southeast Asia. Amit started his GE career as the India Sourcing Leader for all GE businesses in 2009 and later got promoted in 2013 as Regional Chief Supply Chain Officer for all GE businesses for India. Amit was instrumental in creating the company’s first green-field Multi-Modal Manufacturing facility in Pune, India, which also is a global showcase for the Brilliant Factory. Prior to GE, Amit worked for more than twenty-one years in Manufacturing, Operations, Sourcing & Supply Chain roles with increasing responsibilities at Timken India, Eaton Fluid Power India and Honeywell India. Amit has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kamatak University in India.

Emmanuel Ligner has been appointed as CEO, Life Sciences, GE Healthcare. Emmanuel first entered the  biopharma industry in Japan, having spent 12 months there intensively studying Japanese, following a year in the French Naval forces. After 10 years with Ostuka Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Japan, he moved to the UK as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Europe for Whatman International Plc. With GE Healthcare’s acquisition of Whatman, Emmanuel joined GE’s Life Sciences business in 2008. He was previously the Global Commercial Leader in Life Sciences’ BioProcess business and, most recently, made a big impact leading the Life Sciences Core Imaging organization. Emmanuel has degrees in marketing from The University of Wales (UK) and commercial engineering from Universite de Savoie (France).

John Mansfield joined GE as Chief Digital Officer, GE Aviation.  In this role, John is responsible for the technology and business growth of the Aviation digital portfolio. John joined GE following a successful career at Hitachi Limited, where he most recently served as president, general manager and chief technology officer of the Product Platform Division. John holds two bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Georgetown University.  He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and had six years as a naval aviator flying the A6 Intruder. 

About GE

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