ImageV Raja, President and CEO, GE Healthcare South Asia & managing director, Wipro GE Healthcare has been appointed as the chairman of the Medical Electronics Forum of the FICCI.

In his role as chairman of the FICCI's Medical Electronics Forum, Raja will work to promote the medical electronics industry and address issues regarding technology development and manufacturing for this sector. He will be working closely with various stakeholders including the Government, specialists and doctors, decision makers, ambassadors, High Commissioners & experts from foreign missions in India, experts from UN Organisations, regulatory and other ancillary bodies.

On the occasion of being appointed as chairman, V Raja stated that every given opportunity will be utilized to leverage this forum to become a driving force behind this sunrise sector which is estimated to grow to about $5 billion by 2012.

In career spanning over two decades, Raja has worked across diverse industries in India including automotive tyres, leather, food & beverages and batteries. In GE, he was instrumental in laying the foundation of a strong controllership and helped the turnaround of the business to profitable growth and predictable cash flows by doubling revenues.

Dr Amit Mitra, secretary general, FICCI said, "The creation of the Medical Electronics Forum under patronage of FICCI was to bring together all stakeholders. This initiative will address the concerns of the $1.5-billion domestic medical electronics industry and create awareness about the opportunities in this area."