Baker Hughes selects Ganesh Ramaswamy as EVP of Industrial & Energy Technology

By Riley Simpson20 January 2023

Ganesh Ramaswamy

Global energy technology company Baker Hughes named Ganesh Ramaswamy as its new executive vice president of Industrial & Energy Technology (IET).

As part of the Baker Hughes’ strategic transformation, which was announced last fall, the company said Ramaswamy’s appointment is a step toward simplifying operations, enhancing profitability and positioning for growth with customers across energy and industrial markets.

Rod Christie, the most recent EVP of IET, is moving to a strategic adviser role before departing Baker Hughes in the second quarter of 2023, according to the company.

Ramaswamy has 25 years of experience across industrial sectors, Baker Hughes said. Most recently, he worked as president of Global Servicesat Johnson Controls, where he led a transformation in digital services and drove significant year-over-year growth in services and sustainability solutions.

Before Johnson Controls, Ramaswamy served in multiple business leadership roles at Danaher and help product and general management roles for multiple international companies.

“[Ramaswamy] is a proven business leader, and his appointment is another deliberate action to accelerate our strategy to ensure Baker Hughes is further strengthened for future growth,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes. “I am looking forward to his unique perspectives as we continue to strengthen IET to capitalize on new growth within energy and industrial markets. Ganesh’s global and diversified experience will be critical as we position our entire portfolio to deliver differentiated solutions to address the energy trilemma – balancing energy security, sustainability and affordability.”

Baker Hughes said updates on its strategic transformation will be available during the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 earnings results and webcast on Jan. 23.

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