General Electric India Technology Centre, the largest multi-disciplinary R&D centre of the American giant, on Tuesday announced that Munesh Makhija will succeed Gopichand Katragadda as managing director.
Katragadda is set to join Tata Sons as group CTO in August.
Makhija, who will be based at the John F Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, will lead GE's R&D efforts in India and carry forward the technology legacy of the centre, the company said in a statement.
"Under Gopichand Katragadda's leadership, we have successfully been able to position the GE India Technology Center as an asset for the company, developing technologies to improve the quality of life in India and the world," GE senior vice president and chief technology officer Mark Little said.
"In his new role, Munesh will build on this foundation and drive growth by enhancing technical capability and increasing new product development," he added.