Siemens Healthineers Appoints Kalavathi GV as Executive Director and Head of Development Center

Kalavathi GV appointed head of Siemens Healthineers India DC, leading AI, automation, and digital transformation. Her role boosts innovation and inclusivity in healthcare.

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Kalavathi GV (Kala) has been appointed as the head of the Development Center (DC) and executive director at Siemens Healthineers India, effective July 1, 2024. In this role, she will lead over 3,500 DC employees in India and Slovakia, spearheading the development of precision healthcare solutions utilizing artificial intelligence, automation, and digital transformation across all Siemens Healthineers business lines.


Kala has a proven track record of driving global digital transformation in large multinational organizations. She has previously held leadership positions at Philips Healthcare and GE Healthcare and is a strong advocate for the representation of senior female leaders in the Indian IT ecosystem.

Peter Schardt, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Healthineers said, “We are elated to welcome Kala who will be integral to our purpose to pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare for everyone, everywhere, sustainably. She comes with three decades of industry experience with strong medtech and healthcare acumen, and we look forward to benefitting from her insights and ideas to strengthen our leadership in innovation. As a strong female business leader, we are confident that Kala will be a role model for our teams globally, fostering an environment of collaboration, mutual learning, inclusivity, and growth.”

Kala said, “At least half of the world does not have access to essential healthcare services which has been further aggravated by a lack of trained healthcare professionals. There is a need to create intuitive healthcare solutions that can be operated by anyone. Siemens Healthineers is at the forefront of healthcare innovation by developing unique solutions that aim to provide quality patient care across the world.”

Kala has succeeded Dileep Mangsuli, who will now lead global corporate efforts in the fight against tuberculosis at Siemens Healthineers.