In a recent announcement, GE Healthcare has appointed Nalinikanth Gollagunta as president and chief executive officer, India and South Asia and managing director, Wipro GE Healthcare, effective August 2, 2017.
Gollagunta joins GE Healthcare from CISCO where he was the country head and managing director, enterprise sales - India and SAARC region. He succeeds Milan Rao who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of GE, and will be joining Wipro after four successful years with the company. Gollagunta will report to Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro and Terri Bresenham, president and CEO, GE Healthcare, SHS.
Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro, says in a press release, "Wipro and GE Healthcare enjoy one of the most successful and enduring partnership lasting over 28 years and has made a positive impact on India's healthcare industry. I am confident Nal will further strengthen this relationship and give an added impetus to our mission to build a healthy India and a healthier world."
Gollagunta will be responsible for building on Wipro GE's expansion plans, delivering on commercial outcomes, strategic growth objectives, and driving partnerships in the region. He will continue to strengthen the company's 'In India, for India and the world' proposition of innovating disruptive technology and business solutions to enhance access to high-quality, affordable healthcare solutions.
Terri Bresenham, president and CEO, GE Healthcare SHS, says in a press release, "Nal is a strong commercial, strategy and technology leader with deep expertise of the rapidly evolving digital space. His understanding of enterprise business solutions and technology will enable development of disruptive technologies and business models which will help improve outcomes for healthcare systems and patients in South Asia. His leadership and skills will be a key asset as we continue to innovate and grow our business in the region, and pursue our mission of a Healthy India and a Healthier world."
Commenting on his appointment, Gollagunta says in a press release, "I am delighted to join Wipro GE Healthcare at an exciting time in the company's growth and look forward to leveraging my experience as a technologist and enterprise leader to help fundamentally transform the healthcare space in India. The potential that lies ahead for Wipro GE Healthcare in India and for SHS globally is enormous, and the opportunity to contribute to this next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating."
Gollagunta has over 17 years of senior management and leadership experience with stints in Texas Instruments, McKinsey and CISCO across India, Singapore and USA. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from IIT - Madras/Chennai; a Master of Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a MBA from Cornell University.