Tuesday, July 6, 2010

V Raja

V Raja, President and CEO, GE Healthcare, South Asia, and Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare
May 29, 2009, 10 am
V. Raja
July 6, 2010, 12 noon (GE Healthcare event, Mumbai, http://bit.ly/F4TGEJaslok)


Murali said...

Raja has a work experience spanning over two decades in diverse industries in India including automotive tyres, leather, food & beverages and batteries. He worked in Unilever Group for almost a decade and had numerous roles in finance, sourcing, commodity buying and trading.

He worked with Duracell India as the CFO and Human Resources Director before joining GE in 1997 as Vice President - Finance at GE Lighting, where he helped the business restructure to gain stability and helped build a viable operation. He then moved to the position of Director Finance & Business Development at GE Corporate India where he completed the joint venture buyout for GE Plastics in India, and facilitated the setting up of Software operations for Aircraft Engines and Appliances.

Raja has also championed the Finance Management Program in India - doubling the size, increasing the diversity and building a strong Finance Talent Pool for Corporate audit staff and Global Finance teams of GE.

He moved to GE Healthcare as the Vice President Finance and Business Development leader for GE Healthcare India and was instrumental in building a strong Controllership Culture and Finance organization that helped the business turnaround to Profitability with strong Cash flows and Predictability.

Shortly thereafter he was made the CFO for Asia Growth Markets comprising of India, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand and South Korea, where he helped set up the new region as an independent Pole and built a platform for Growth.

In 2004, Raja was made Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare, the flagship company of GE Healthcare in India, and President and CEO of GE Healthcare South Asia. In the past two years, he has helped the business register strong growth in revenues, profitability and gain market share. During this period, the company saw the launch of new and high end technology products in diagnostic imaging, value products made in India for India and forging strong customer relationships with all leading hospitals and leading diagnostic imaging centers across the country.

Raja is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.

Raja resides with his wife, two children and his parents in Bangalore.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad range of products, service and expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to better diagnose, inform, monitor and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and other conditions earlier.

GE Healthcare South Asia, is a US $ 500 Million business unit of GE Healthcare and is a leader in medical technologies and services in South Asia, GE Healthcare South Asia is headquartered in Bangalore and employs over 2200 employees.

GE Healthcare South Asia is a pioneer in medical technology manufacturing in South Asia and has set up the largest R&D Lab for medical technology design and development in India. GE Healthcare South Asia covers India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives directly and operates through a wide network of dealers.

Our Vision

At GE Healthcare, we strive to see life more clearly. Our purpose is to help healthcare providers predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease earlier so that every individual can live life to the fullest. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention.

Murali said...

In India, for India and the World: GE Healthcare has pioneered this approach to create customised low cost, high quality medical technology solutions that can help create increased healthcare access in the region and beyond. These solutions are developed after extensive studies, partnering with South Asia customers as well as learning from pilot projects conducted in the region. Some examples are:

* Mac 400 is a battery operated ECG System that can do 100 ECGs in one battery charge and interpret ECG in English for rural physicians
* Tejas XR 6000 X-ray System is the first Digital X-ray system to be manufactured in India and marketed at 1/3rd cost of imported digital x-ray systems. It is also the first convertible x-ray system - customers can opt for an analogue version and convert to a digital system at their convenience, at site.
* Lullaby Phototherapy system is designed to treat new borne babies with Jaundice safely.
* HF Advantage is an x-ray system that elevates the Indian X-ray users to High Frequency X-ray that is a norm in developed markets.
* LOGIQ 100 – first portable ultrasound system that was designed and developed in India. It is the largest selling portable ultrasound system worldwide.
* LOGIQ 3 – India's first Windows based Colour Doppler Ultrasound System.
GE Healthcare South Asia – Primary Business Units and Manufacturing plants:
* Wipro GE Healthcare is a joint venture between GE and Wipro Corporation. 51% equity in the joint venture is held by GE (USA) and 49% by Wipro Corporation. Wipro GE Healthcare is the marketing, sales and service wing of GE Healthcare South Asia. This unit also manufactures ultrasound, patient monitors, fetal monitors, ultrasound probes etc. for India and rest of the world.
o Wipro GE Healthcare has a 40000 Sq. ft R&D Lab in Bangalore with 1000+ engineers and scientists focusing on design and development of medical technologies.

* GE BE Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between Bharat Electronics Limited (26%) and GE (74%), designs, develops and manufactures X-ray & CT Tubes, sub level components, HV Tanks and Detectors. The GE BEL facility in Bangalore is the largest integrated tube plant in GE. GE BEL has received recognitions for highest export in electronics hardware from year 1998 - 2006.

* GE Medical Systems India Pvt. Ltd, a 100% owned GE subsidiary, designs, sources and manufactures the complete range of diagnostic imaging systems such as Surgical C-arms, MR Subsystems and Coils, Digital and HF X-ray systems, Generators, patient positioners for MRI and Nuclear imaging systems.

* Datex Ohmeda India Pvt Ltd, now part of GE Healthcare is a leader in total OT solutions, anesthesia care, ventilators etc.. Datex Ohmeda India Pvt. Ltd. is a business unit of Instrumentarium Corp. of Finland and now part of GE Healthcare .

GE Healthcare's Diagnostic Imaging business helps provide a fast, non-invasive way for doctors to see broken bones, diagnose trauma cases in the ER, view the heart and its function, or identifying the early stages of cancers or brain disorders. With X-ray, digital mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Molecular Imaging technologies, GE creates industry-leading products that allow clinicians to see inside the human body more clearly than ever.

GE Healthcare's Surgery business offers a broad range of market-leading intra-operative and interventional imaging products, from a specialized mini C-arm for extremity imaging to cost-effective full-sized C-arms. Surgery's imaging products are integral in many fields including general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology, cardiology, and GI, and for specialized procedures such as pain management. Surgery prides itself on offering imaging products with superb image quality and an unparalleled technical and clinical support team that ensures the products deliver optimum performance.

Murali said...

GE Healthcare's Clinical Systems business provides a wide range of technologies and services for clinicians and healthcare administrators that can help caregivers improve the consistency, quality and efficiency of patient care everywhere. With efforts in ultrasound, ECG, bone densitometry, patient monitoring, interventional imaging, incubators and infant warmers, respiratory care, anesthesia management and a wide range of technologies and services for clinicians and healthcare administrators, Clinical Systems enables clinicians to provide better care for millions of patients every day - from wellness screening to advanced diagnostics to life-saving treatment.

GE Healthcare's Life Sciences delivers breakthroughs in drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and the latest in cellular technologies, so scientists and specialists around the world discover new ways to predict, diagnose and treat disease earlier. The Life Sciences business also makes systems and equipment for the purification of biopharmaceuticals.

GE Healthcare's Medical Diagnostics business researches, manufactures and markets innovative imaging agents used during medical scanning procedures to highlight organs, tissue and functions inside the human body, to aid physicians in the early detection, diagnosis and management of disease. GE Healthcare is the first equipment company in India to start an Integrated Development Centre to conduct clinical trials to develop imaging agents. GE Healthcare has pioneered Radio pharmacy Centre concept in India and first centre is expected to open in New Delhi.

GE Healthcare's IT business provides comprehensive clinical & financial information technology solutions including enterprise and departmental Information Technology products, RIS/PACS and CVIS systems, revenue cycle management and practice applications, to help customers streamline healthcare costs and improve the quality of care.

Partnerships and Pilots to create access to quality health care.

* Partnership with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore for mobile cardiac screening. Vehicles are set up and equipped with portable cardiac ultrasound and monitoring devices to go to doorsteps of people in tier small towns/villages and screen asymptomatic people for cardiac diseases.
* Partnership with NICE Foundation for running maternal infant care pilots in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This will cover tribal areas as well as Municipality level hospitals.
* Partnership with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh for providing high quality care for the pregnant mothers and new borne babies.
* Partnership with VIVUS hospitals - Mobile Cardiac Treatment vehicle – equipped with mobile cardiac cathlab to do interventions at the doorstep of the patient.
* Joined hands with Celestial Biologicals, Ahmedabad to set up India’s first plasma fractionation facility. Set up first of its kind distribution network for Life Sciences to market ready to use bio-processing and drug discovery products.
* Public Private Partnerships: Set up a successful model of Public Private Partnership model for high-end imaging with Government of Madhya Pradesh and improved and replicated the model in Gujarat. This includes a centralized telemedicine facility for the state of Gujarat. Exploring the possibilities of replicating this all over India as well as expanding the scope to basic care.
* Signed agreement with Phoenix Medical Systems India for design nd distribution of low cost, high quality maternal infant care systems.
* Set up first Integrated Development Center in Bangalore to conduct multi-country clinical trials, learn and develop new imaging agents or find new indications for existing agents. The studies are being done with Manipal Hospital.
Rajiv Ranjay Sarkar
Consulting Associate
Genesis Burson-Marsteller