Power management company Eaton has appointed Syed Sajjadh Ali as the Managing Director, India, Electrical sector- Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for leading the complete electrical sector organization in India. He will report directly to Lou Rosen, Senior Vice-President, Power Quality, Electrical Sector – Asia-Pacific and continue to be based in Pondicherry.
Having announced its strategic commitment to double the business in India by combining the legacy Cooper and former Eaton’s Electrical businesses, the company completed the acquisition of electrical equipment supplier Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. Syed was previously Managing Director of Cooper Bussman, India.
“I am pleased that Syed has taken this role to lead the Electrical business of Eaton in India. His extensive and rich experience, including his recent role at Cooper will help in strengthening the business,” says Rosen. “I wish him the best as he steps into this new role and I believe his contributions will play a crucial role in further consolidating the Power Quality and Power Distribution divisions of the business in India.”
In his new role, Syed will be responsible for managing the activities for Power Distribution, Power Quality, Bussmann, and Power Systems in India, including operations, sales, finance, and HR functions of the business in the country.
Syed joined Cooper Bussman in 2008. He has an experience of more than thirty years in the Electrical industry. Prior to joining Cooper, Syed had held leadership roles in GE, Alstom, GEC and English Electric in India.
Syed holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science at Pilani.