Endress+Hauser, a Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company, announces the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 October 2017. Kailash Desai has been promoted to this position and will take charge of the India business. In his stint with Endress + Hauser since 2003, he worked in various management roles focusing on marketing and sales, while also gaining experience in human resources and the projects business. Following an assessment of more than 100 applicants for the job (including both internal and external applicants) Kailash Desai, Sr. Vice President- Sales was finally selected and appointed by the Endress+Hauser Group Executive Board.
Kailash Desai completed his studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation) and received a post graduate degree in Marketing Management. Having gained experience at Pepperl+Fuchs and Emerson Process Management in India, then joined Endress+Hauser based at Aurangabad as Marketing Director- Southeast Asia in October 2003, where he was in-charge of product marketing for India and Southeast Asia for 5 (Five) years. Later in October 2008, he was transferred to Endress+Hauser(I)Pvt. Ltd. and was based out of Mumbai as Head of Projects and then was subsequently moved to the senior level as Vice President- Marketing until July 2014. Under this role he successfully delivered growth for the organisation at 18% CAGR.
Vivian Alfred, VP, Human Resources says, “The collective knowledge, expertise and experience that Kailash bring to the organisation further strengthens our strong hold in India market and reinforces the confidence to take the organisation by leaps and bounds to be reckoned as the leader in the process automation industry and creating an attractive value proposition for the employees, thus empowering the organisation to be rated amongst the Best Employers in the region. This internal succession plan clearly elucidates the top management’s commitment on engaging, developing and growing key potential talent within the organisation pipeline.”