• Experienced Manager to drive Strategic Growth of new Subsidiary
    Rajeev Kumria
  • Louise Madden

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Experienced Manager to drive Strategic Growth of new Subsidiary

Feb 11 2022

Laboratory tools developer H.E.L Group has appointed Rajeev Kumria as General Manager of its recently-opened subsidiary in India, where he will oversee the creation and commercial effectiveness of this new business through scaling the company’s operations in Indian growth markets, including biotechnology, process safety and pharmaceutical industries.

With twenty-five years of experience in general management, M&A, business development, strategy, sales leadership and product consultancy across medical device and diagnostics sectors in South Asia, Rajeev has held leadership roles in companies such as Getinge Medical India, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Transasia Biomedica, and Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd. He  has managed acquisitions in both the USA and Europe as well as being involved in incubating and guiding start-ups in the field of Genetics and Mechanical Ventilation throughout his career. Active in the fight against the pandemic he has advised companies in India developing RTPCR, nucleic acid extraction and viral transport media products for COVID-19.

Part of Rajeev’s business role at the new subsidiary will be to work closely with the company’s existing commercial partners, Skytech Systems, to ensure a smooth handover of business, while focusing on the continuity of customer support.

Company CEO Louise Madden, said: "We're delighted to have Rajeev joining H.E.L at this exciting time. We have a great history with customers in India and setting up our own entity in the country will see even greater successes. With a leader like Rajeev heading up the team, we have a fantastic mix of both General Management and commercial leadership to draw on and I'm convinced that Rajeev and the team will support our customers and help them achieve their full potential."

Rajeev added: "India is a hugely dynamic market across many sectors of technology development, from fine chemicals, through battery development and testing, to the biotechnology area. H.E.L Group has great capabilities in these areas and I'm delighted to be joining the team and leading the next stage in the growth of H.E.L in India."

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