Wipro GE Healthcare creates Intercontinental, a new $3 billion business region

There is a growing need to increase access to medical technology and precision medicine across India: Azim Premji

There is a growing need to increase access to medical technology and precision medicine across India: Azim Premji

Bengaluru

Wipro GE Healthcare, medical technology and diagnostics innovator, has announced the formation of a new intercontinental region within GE Healthcare.

The Intercontinental region is a nearly $3 billion business unit with 10,000 employees covering over 60 countries in Latin America, India and South Asia, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the company said in a March 23 statement.

The company also added Elie Chaillot, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Intercontinental, to its Board of Directors. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro GE Healthcare and Chairman of Wipro Enterprises said, “There is a growing need to increase access to medical technology and precision medicine across India. Elie brings extensive commercial and global leadership experience and we are delighted to have him on the Board.”

Mr. Chaillot has over two decades of healthcare industry experience. For GE Healthcare he has led teams in Europe, Russia and the Middle East to Africa and Japan. Prior to that, he was Vice President and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Services Division, responsible for developing and executing lifecycle business and operations in more than 100 countries.

“India is a high priority growth market for GE Healthcare and has the potential to become a manufacturing and technology hub for the world,” said Mr. Chaillot. The company also announced the appointment of Shishir Gupta as Head of Growth and Strategic Initiatives for South Asia.

Previously, he led the Molecular Diagnostics business unit across South Asia for Roche Diagnostics. He will report to Shravan Subramanyam, Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare and will be responsible for driving growth opportunities across South Asia, according to the press release.

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