TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Announces New CRO Appointment
Singapore - TÜV SÜD announces the appointment of Mr. Ishan Palit as Chief Regional Officer Asia Pacific, commencing October 1st 2009. Palit succeeds Mr. Dirk Eilers, who will take up the new global role of Chief Executive Officer of the TÜV SÜD Product Service Division.
Educated at Davidson College, USA, Georgia Southern University, USA and London School of Economics, UK, Palit holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics / Engineering, Masters in Business Administration and a Degree in Economics. After joining the TÜV SÜD Group in 1994 as General Manager of the Indian business operations, Ishan Palit was promoted to Managing Director of South Asia in 1999. Under his leadership, the sales turnover tripled and operations expanded to 30 offices and laboratory locations throughout India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In his most recent position as TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Palit’s responsibilities included development of current and new businesses and top and bottom line accountabilities of the Business Units.
As TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific CRO, Mr. Palit will be responsible for profit and loss, sales revenues and budget for all business operations in the Asia Pacific region. Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Axel Stepken, CEO, TÜV SÜD said, “Ishan Palit is an outstanding fit for the position. We can expect to benefit strategically and operationally from his proven management skills and understanding of the various markets in the region. I firmly believe that he has the necessary experience and capabilities to expand TÜV SÜD’s service portfolio and geographic coverage in the Asia Pacific region. In the same breath, I would like to thank Dirk Eilers for his excellent contribution to our business growth in the region and wish him every success in his new role”.
In 2008, TÜV SÜD, a leading global provider of testing, inspection, consulting and training services generated € 140 million sales in the Asia Pacific region, with a staff capacity of 2,800 staff operating out of 68 offices and laboratories in 16 countries.
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