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08th May. 2014
Press Release - CG Appoints Ravi Rajagopal as Executive Vice-President and Global Head – Legal, Governance and Risk

Mumbai, May 8, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG has appointed Mr. Ravi Rajagopal as their Executive Vice-President & Global Head - Legal, Governance and Risk. Rajagopal will also be a member of the Executive Committee of CG. Based out of Mumbai, Rajagopal will lead CG`s strategy, conceptualisation of frameworks and global deployment in the areas of Legal, Governance & Risk. He will also oversee CG`s activities in its constituent businesses to align current business focus areas and expansion plans with the Law, Regulatory and Corporate Law framework of all geographies.


Rajagopal brings with him a rich experience of 27 years in the areas of legal, secretarial and compliance related to the financial services and power industry. He was earlier the General Counsel at Essar Steel India Ltd, where he headed the legal, compliance and contracts functions. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President (Legal, Secretarial, and Compliance) at Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd, part of Vedanta Resources Plc, where he headed the Legal, Compliances & Secretarial functions of the Aluminium and Power Businesses. He has also worked with other globally reputed organisations such as Jaiprakash Industries and the Pressman Group.



Mr. Ravi Rajagopal CG’s newly appointed Executive Vice President and Global Head – Legal, Governance and Risk






About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers)


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


For more information on Avantha, please visit www.avanthagroup.com




For further information, please contact:


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head - Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group 1st Floor, Thapar House,
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771


Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332



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