Sarawate succeeds Shravan Subramanyam who is leaving to pursue an opportunity outside the company.
Wipro and GE Healthcare operate as joint venture in India.
Saravate will work closely with Shravan for a smooth transition as he integrates into his new role, effective February 13, 2023, and will be reporting to Elie Chaillot, president & CEO, GE HealthCare Intercontinental.
Saravate who brings with him over two decades of corporate and healthcare experience and has been with GE HealthCare for over 12 years.
In his new role, he will be responsible for strengthening company’s market leadership position in South Asia by driving localization strategy and delivering clinical excellence, access and precision care.
Prior to this, Sarava6 was the chief marketing & strategy officer for AKA (ASEAN, Korea, Australia & New Zealand).
Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro GE HealthCare and Chairman, Wipro Enterprises said, “With his extensive commercial expertise and strategic regional and global experience, we are confident he can accelerate growth in the region.” “South Asia is a priority region for us, and we look forward to further scaling our growth under Chaitanya’s leadership. We are confident that he will usher in a new direction for the business and strengthen the legacy that we have been building for years,” said Chaillot.
Earlier this month, GE HealthCare completed its spin-off and began trading on Nasdaq. Over the past decades, GE HealthCare has strengthened its presence in India by investing significantly in R&D, manufacturing, distribution capabilities and supply chain.