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Tejpreet Singh Chopra to head GE India

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May 21, 2007 at 07:50pm IST

New Delhi: General Electric Company (GE) on Monday announced the appointment of Tejpreet Singh Chopra (TP Chopra) to the position of President & CEO for GE in India.

Chopra will succeed Scott R Bayman, who has served as President & CEO for 14 years.

"I welcome TP Chopra to this new role. We, at GE, are committed to being a growth partner to India by leveraging our diverse set of businesses to help the country meet some of its priorities and contribute to India's economic development. I am happy to have been a part of GE's growth journey in India and am confident that under TP Chopra's leadership, GE in India will move towards achieving greater heights", GE in India outgoing President & CEO Scott R Bayman said.

CHANGE OF GUARD: Tejpreet Singh Chopra will take over the charge of GE India from Scott Bayman.

TP Chopra will be responsible for the strategic and overall leadership of all GE businesses in India.

Chopra is currently the President and CEO of GE Commercial Finance, India.

Since joining GE in 1996, he has held positions in marketing, structured finance and risk management, at Stamford and Hong Kong for GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).

"India's growth story has captured the imagination of the world and GE's plan for India is firmly aligned with the country's objectives. I am truly excited to be part of this growth path and look forward to moving GE in India to the next level of success", said TP Chopra.

A graduate from St Stephen's College, Delhi University and Cornell University, with degrees in Economics and an MBA respectively, Chopra held various business roles in France, England, Hong Kong, India and USA.

With over 20 years of experience, Chopra takes up the position of President & CEO, GE in India with effect from 01 June 2007, reporting directly to Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE International.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of TP Chopra as the President and CEO of GE in India. The appointment of TP Chopra to this new role is a testimony to the high caliber of Indian leadership," said GE International President & Chief Executive Officer Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Scott for the great accomplishments and progress that GE made in India under his leadership", he added.

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