Mr. Munesh Makhija

Munesh Makhija heads a team of 5300 GE engineers and scientists across our technology centres in India. As MD, he leads GE's R&D efforts in India and drives growth by enhancing technical capability and new product development. Munesh is also CTO for GE India, focusing on locally relevant innovation while delivering advanced technology to solve global challenges.

Prior to his current role, Munesh has held various leadership positions within GE, including VP for Global Research at GE Healthcare, where he was responsible for research collaborations around the world. He has also served as CTO for GE Healthcare - India, supporting global innovations, while focusing on healthcare products and solutions for India and emerging super-value markets. Munesh joined GE in 2003 as an engineering director for GE Healthcare.

Munesh is a member of the Board of Directors - Wisconsin Technology Council, USA. He is also on the National Leadership Council - GE Asian Pacific American Forum. He has been recognized with the Best National Healthcare Innovation Award by FICCI, India (2012), the Best Mobile Technology for Improving Patient Care Award by Consumer Health World, USA (2009) and the Java One Emerging Technology Award, USA (2005) for Healthcare.

Before joining GE, Munesh was in the telecommunications industry for 10 years and held several positions in technology and research leadership, software engineering, new product development, program management and product marketing. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is GE Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
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