GE Healthcare announced this morning that Jan De Witte will lead the company’s healthcare IT business as its president and CEO. He replaces Vishal Wanchoo, who has been reassigned to GE India as vice president of growth initiatives.
De Witte was named president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Performance Solutions division when it was created this past June. He will continue in that role as the company combines its healthcare IT advisory and technology services under a single reporting structure.
John Dineen, president and CEO of GE Healthcare said, “Having a single leader like Jan De Witte lead both businesses sends a visible signal to our customers that GE Healthcare is dedicated to growing its IT and solutions offerings, providing them with a unique partner that can deliver the strategic advice they need with outstanding technology. Jan’s extensive experience with technology across global markets makes him the right fit to lead and develop the growth of these two businesses.”
The Performance Solutions business is GE Healthcare’s 150-employee services arm, which offers process improvement and technology optimization consulting based on Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
The 46-year-old De Witte was named an officer of GE in 2007. He has a masters degree in management and engineering and a Harvard MBA in marketing and operations management.