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Sameer Garde is new president of Philips Healthcare, South Asia

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Sharath Kumar
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BANGALORE, INDIA: Philips India has announced the appointment of Sameer Garde as president, Philips Healthcare, South Asia, effective from July 22, 2014.

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In his new role, Sameer will be based in Gurgaon and will be responsible for driving and building the healthcare business for Philips in India.

He replaces Krishna Kumar who continued to lead the Philips Healthcare business following his appointment as Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips India in December 2013.

An industry veteran with an extensive and interesting experience spanning over 24 years, Sameer started his career in the consumer industry with Nestle and Pepsi before transitioning to the B2B segment with positions in Whirlpool and Dell International. Prior to joining Philips, Sameer headed Enterprise Business at Samsung.

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An alumnus of IIM Kolkata and IIT Delhi, Sameer brings in extensive experience in driving sales and defining marketing growth opportunities for both B2C and B2B companies. Commenting on his new role, Sameer said "I am looking forward to this new role in Philips and am excited about working with the Philips Healthcare team to strengthen our leadership in the healthcare space in India"

Commenting on the new appointment, Krishna Kumar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips India said "I welcome Sameer to the Philips team and am confident that he will lead Philips Healthcare to greater scale and excellence. Sameer typifies the high quality leadership that we have on board as we look towards tapping opportunities to provide access to affordable healthcare in India"

Currently, Healthcare is one of the fastest growing businesses for Philips in India and leads in four out of the five categories it operates in. With a focus on innovation and technology in healthcare, Philips Healthcare India provides an end-to-end ecosystem spanning across R&D, manufacturing, service and clinical applications.

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