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Fortis Healthcare names Aditya Vij as CEO

Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited today announced the appointment of Aditya Vij as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

Aditya has rich management experience spanning three decades in the corporate world with a proven track record of developing and turning around businesses in various leadership positions. He joins us from Punj Lloyd where he held the position of Group President - Defense, a role in which he was responsible for setting up the Defense and Nuclear Power verticals for the Group.

Prior to joining Punj Lloyd, Aditya had a distinguished innings of 18 years with General Motors, across five countries in Europe and Asia. Some of the key positions he held with GM include General Director - Opel Southeast Europe, Hungary, Chairman & Managing Director - GM India and Regional Executive Director - Nordic, Benelux & Switzerland. Among his significant achievements at GM were the turnaround of the India business into a profitable entity, the successful launch of the Chevrolet brand in India, the expansion of production capacity at the car manufacturing plants several-fold, the establishment of an engineering & R&D Centre for Global competitiveness and the setting up of a shared services centre for GM Units worldwide.

Aditya brings with him an impressive strategic orientation, coupled with a strong execution focus and an ability to lead large teams.

Commenting on his appointment, Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited said, "we are delighted to welcome Aditya to lead Fortis' India business into the future; his impressive track record of growing businesses and delivering successful outcomes in the domain of quality and financial performance across geographies, his ability to develop and align large teams to deliver performance and his experience in managing cultural diversity position him strongly to take on the mantle of leadership for our fast-growing organization. We believe that Aditya brings with him a compendium of stellar values and unique capabilities to strengthen Fortis' footprint to the benefit of our many stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, government associates and business partners".

Aditya Vij said, "Fortis Healthcare is a rapidly growing organization, known for its delivery of truly world-class healthcare services. Fortis has established its credentials with its patient-centric approach and a strong commitment to quality and medical excellence. I am honored to get the opportunity to lead Fortis and contribute towards shaping its future and, in the process, be able to make a difference in the fast-evolving healthcare landscape of our country".

Vij will take up his new role as CEO, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited, effective tomorrow, July 5, 2011.

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