Power People | March 2013
Banmali Agrawala named President and CEO of GE India
General Electric Company has appointed Banmali Agrawala as president and CEO of GE's business operations in India, effective from April 1, 2013. Agrawala will succeed John Flannery who will move to the United States to take the role of senior vice president for business development reporting directly to the CEO, Jeffrey Immelt. All GE's business leaders in the country including the GE energy business will report directly to Banmali, who will report to GE vice chairman John Rice, the company said in a statement. Before joining GE, Banmali was with Tata Power, where he was the executive director for strategy and business development and also served on the board of directors of the company. From 1987 to 2008, Banmali was with Wartsila, holding several leadership positions in both India and Europe, and ultimately serving as the managing director of Wartsila India over a five year period. Flannery, 51, has been president and CEO of GE India since 2009. Flannery will succeed Pamela Daley who is retiring after 24 years with GE.