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Rathin Basu is appointed Country President of Alstom India & South Asia

10/03/2014

Rathin Basu is appointed Country President of Alstom India & South Asia as of 1st April 2014, reporting to Philippe Delleur, Senior Vice-President International Network. He will succeed Sunand Sharma, who will continue to support Alstom’s businesses as Advisor with focus on the neighbouring countries of India and as a Board Member of several legal entities.

Mr. Basu will also continue to head Alstom T&D India Limited (ATDIL) as the Managing Director, in addition to his new role.

Rathin Basu is an Electronic Engineer. He started his career with NTPC in 1978 and then joined the Alstom Group’s subsidiary Cegelec India in 1985. He, as CEO, achieved turnaround and led the growth of Cegelec India during the period from 1989 to 2002. From 2003 to 2007 he was Vice-President for Global Power Distribution Businesses, based in Paris. During this period, he led the turnaround of this business and simultaneously doubled the business volume. In 2007 Rathin returned to India to lead Alstom T&D India’s India growth and market leadership in the T&D domain including the de-merger of the distribution activity in 2010 and to ensure consolidation and development of the transmission business. Over the last 7 years, under his leadership, Alstom T&D India made significant contribution in building a strong electrical grid for India involving AC and DC technologies, leading to trippling the Transmission business volume.

Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management, supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Each of the company’s core businesses - power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure - has a significant presence in India.

Rathin Basu with his strong knowledge of the business and his understanding of the Indian market is the right person for this role. With this nomination, Alstom is confident of charting even greater success in continuation of the strong legacy that it enjoys in India”, said Philippe Delleur, Senior Vice President-International Network of Alstom. 

About Alstom 

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13. 

About Alstom in India 

Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has two engineering centres for Power in Noida and Kolkata and twelve manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components and air-pre heaters in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida. 

Press Contacts: 

Shreyosi Sen (Alstom India) – Tel +91 9811908403 
Shreyosi.sen@alstom.com 

Website www.alstom.com/India