GE announced the appointment of Prashant Jain to lead GE Steam Power for the South Asia region. Prashant will officially assume the role of Regional General Manager GE Steam Power South Asia and Managing Director GE Power India Limited on 17th April. Prashant joins GE from Siemens where he was most recently the CEO of Power Generation Services. Prashant succeeds Andrew H. DeLeone, who was previously the Managing Director of GE Power India Limited.

Speaking about the announcement, Vishal Wanchoo, President and CEO of GE South Asia said, “We are delighted to have Prashant join the GE Leadership team in South Asia to lead the Steam Power business. Prashant brings deep knowledge and vast experience which will further strengthen GE’s Steam Power business in the region.”

Sharing his thoughts about joining GE, Prashant Jain said, “This is indeed an exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to leading and growing the GE Steam Power business in South Asia.”

Prashant has been with Siemens for 17 years, and prior to that he was with Schneider Electric. Over his career, Prashant has held roles of increasing responsibility across the energy and industrial sector, including power generation and renewable energy.

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GE Steam Power is one of the industry leaders in cleaner power generation from coal with a broad portfolio of air quality control systems that can help further lower emissions. In India, GE Steam Power has approximately 2,000 employees, one engineering center and two key manufacturing facilities, in Durgapur and Sanand.