Philips India appoints V Raja as vice-chairman and MD

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Philips India has appointed V Raja as its new vice-chairman and managing director from December, the company said on Wednesday.

Raja, who was earlier heading TE Connectivity’s India operations, will be responsible for driving and building Philips India’s healthcare and consumer lifestyle businesses. He takes over from A Krishna Kumar, who was made head of the parent company’s emerging business group in September this year.

Prior to TE Connectivity, Raja worked with GE for 14 years, of which seven were spent as business leader of GE Healthcare South Asia. He has also been with Hindustan Unilever, among other multinationals.

Raja is a commerce graduate from Kolkata, a chartered accountant and company secretary.

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