Philips India on Wednesday elevated Kalavathi G.V. as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) in Bengaluru, effective from 2 May, 2019, according to a company statement.
Kalavathi, currently heads global customer service and operations for Philips’ Healthcare Informatics business. She will succeed Srinivas Prasad, who held the CEO post of PIC for the last 6 years.
Philips’ innovation campus was launched in 1996 in Bengaluru to lead the company’s software research and development unit. It currently employs over 3,500 people working on solutions across healthcare segment.
The new incoming CEO Kalavathi has over 23 years of experience in her field, across roles like product management and engineering, and has also led several global teams at Philips, the company said.
“I am honored to be appointed as the new head of Philips Innovation Campus and to take over the reins from Srinivas Prasad, who has been an inspirational leader," says Kalavathi.
“India is on the cusp of digital transformation, and with the growing application of disruptive technologies we are strengthening our focus on delivering personalized solutions for growth geographies. This is a great time for us to scale up and sustain our efforts to realize meaningful innovations that will help to achieve Philips’ mission to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation," added Kalavathi in a statement.
Kalavathi joined Philips in 2007 as the head of PIC’s CT (Computed Tomography) engineering team, and took up the role of Segment Director for PET-MR (Positron Emission Tomography–Magnetic Resonance imaging) in 2010.
Subsequently, she was named global R&D leader for Philips’ integrated clinical application platform and later, she led the company’s mammography business as well. Kalavathi holds a degree in computer science from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru.