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17th Mar. 2015
CG appoints K N Neelkant as Executive Vice-President and President of Industrial Business Unit

Mumbai, March 17, 2015: Avantha Group Company CG has appointed Mr. K.N. Neelkant as Executive Vice President and President of Industrial Business Unit. Neelkant will also be a member of CG`s Executive Committee. He will be taking over the reins of the Industrial business of CG from Mr. Anil Raina, who will be retiring from the company on March 31, 2015, after a successful career of over 37 years.


Neelkant brings with him twenty years of rich experience in Strategy Formulation and Deployment, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing across sectors including infrastructure, power transmission and distribution and engineering. He was associated with SIEMENS for close to ten years prior to joining CG in 2005, leading the Industrial Motors business. In addition to his role as the head of the Industrial business unit, he will also supervise CG`s EPD business in India and the company`s distribution franchise in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.


Neelkant is an electrical engineer from the University of Pune. He has also completed multiple management programmes from institutes such as IIM-Bangalore and ASCI-Hyderabad.


Mr. K N Neelkant, Executive Vice-President and President, CG Industrial Business Unit





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.


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



About Avantha


The Avantha Group`s 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), Avantha 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.


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)
10th floor, CG House
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, India


T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771


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


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