Venkat Kannan is the President – Commercial for GE Gas Power in Asia Pacific and leads the commercial rigor for GE Gas Power in the region comprising GE heavy-duty and aero-derivatives gas turbines along with life-cycle services solutions. He is primarily responsible for business development of the business and also serves as a focal point for all types of customer engagements and resolution across Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, China and other ASEAN countries. Venkat is also leading GE Gas Power’s thought leadership initiatives in terms of next-gen GE Gas Power’s technological solutions for the future, while also enabling LEAN transformation to enhance customer experience.
Throughout his 18+ years at GE, Venkat has held a wide range of leadership roles within the Power industry including aftermarket services. They include the Regional Sales Director for GE Energy Services ASEAN, Country Executive for GE Energy covering Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, as well as General Manager of GE Bently Nevada business for Malaysia, Singapore and ASEAN region. In these roles, he had successfully driven significant growth across the portfolio which includes Power Generation equipment, Power Generation services, Digital Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Measurement & Control systems.
Venkat holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Automotive Engineering. He is based in Singapore.