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Kishore Jayaraman named President of Rolls-Royce in India
24 April 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced the appointment of Kishore Jayaraman, as President of Rolls-Royce in India and South Asia. Kishore joins Rolls-Royce after a distinguished 23 year career at General Electric, latterly as CEO, GE Energy- India Region.
Rolls-Royce has been active in India for 80 years and this appointment reinforces the Group’s strategic commitment to the country. This also underscores the Group’s intention to continue to develop technology services and supply chain activities, as well as increasing manufacturing opportunities in the market. Michael Shipster, Rolls-Royce, Director - International, said: “Kishore is an experienced industry professional with valuable knowledge and expertise. India is an important market for Rolls-Royce, with great potential built on a long and distinguished history across all of our business sectors. He takes over from Anil Shrikhande, whom we thank for his commitment and contribution during his time with Rolls-Royce in India. In appointing a leader with Kishore’s experience in India we are reinforcing our commitment to this important region and I am very pleased to welcome him to Rolls-Royce.”
Kishore Jayaraman, Rolls-Royce, President - India, said: "Rolls-Royce is a great company with a fantastic brand underpinned by a track record for innovation and excellent products. I look forward to building on the strong and long established foundation in India. We want to be a partner in progress with India and I am excited by the opportunity this role presents.”
Kishore will be responsible for driving forward the Group’s business activities in India and strengthening its position in the wider region.
In India, Rolls-Royce has 1,350 engines in service, across four market sectors – civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy. Rolls-Royce has 200 employees in India, as well as 700 engineers who work on subcontract basis at engineering centres in Bangalore.