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Alstom appoints Alain Spohr as Managing Director for India & South Asia

01/09/2017

Alstom is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alain Spohr as the Managing Director for India & South Asia cluster based in Bengaluru, India.  He joins Alstom from GE Energy India where he was the MD & CEO of the GE/Bharat Forge Join Venture and also the India Country Leader for Steam Power Systems.  Mr Spohr brings with him over 35 years of experience in various roles in Country Business Leadership, Unit Management, Project Management, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning coupled with strong exposure to Industrial/factory operations. His rich career in India spans over 14 years which not only gives him a keen understanding on the country’s business environment but also its culture and growth trajectory. 

No stranger to the business Mr Spohr said, “Strengthening our existing portfolio and timely execution of all our current contracts are of utmost importance to me. India stands at the cusp of modernisation in the mobility space, an exciting time for all the players in this field. I look forward to my tenure at Alstom.”

Mr Bharat Salhotra, his predecessor, has been elevated to the office of Vice President Sales & Business Development, Asia Pacific region based in New Delhi. Mr Salhotra joined Alstom in October 2013. Under his aegis, the company not just established itself as a leader in the sustainable mobility space in India but also grew its footprint in the country.  In his new role, Mr Salhotra will be responsible for further developing the commercials in the region and for pursuing new directions to continue growing Alstom in India. 

“As the Government looks to modernise and develop the infrastructure in the public spaces, together with Alain, my focus will be to build a thriving partner ecosystem to accelerate this transformation and to unlock new opportunity with the best of innovation across our portfolio. Not just in and for India but also throughout South East Asia. Region Asia Pacific is seeing a lot of new investment in the transport sector and I am looking forward to the new challenges. ”

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