Source : Crompton Greaves Ltd
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:00PM IST (9:30AM GMT)
CG Appoints K N Neelkant as Executive Vice-President and President of Industrial Business Unit
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Avantha Group Company CG has appointed Mr. K.N. Neelkant as Executive Vice President and President of Industrial Business Unit.  Neelkant will also be a member of CG’s Executive Committee.  He will be taking over the reins of the Industrial business of CG from Mr. Anil Raina, who will be retiring from the company on March 31, 2015, after a successful career of over 37 years.

Neelkant brings with him twenty years of rich experience in Strategy Formulation and Deployment, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing across sectors including infrastructure, power transmission and distribution and engineering.  He was associated with SIEMENS for close to ten years prior to joining CG in 2005, leading the Industrial Motors business.  In addition to his role as the head of the Industrial business unit, he will also supervise CG’s EPD business in India and the company’s distribution franchise in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

Neelkant is an electrical engineer from the University of Pune.  He has also completed multiple management programmes from institutes such as IIM-Bangalore and ASCI-Hyderabad.

About CG

Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer.

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About Avantha

The Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).

With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

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Photo caption: Mr. K N Neelkant, Executive Vice-President and President, CG Industrial Business Unit

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