Grundfos is a global leader in smart water technology solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. The company pushes the boundaries of possibility in water conservation. To be able to provide access to clean water with the lowest life cycle cost for a socially inclusive future, Grundfos has charted its path towards UN’s Sustainability Development Goals 6 and 13 as its key focus areas.
Grundfos India, being an active supporter of the global climate initiatives would be glad to contribute their commentary as a leading industry player on water conversation around World Water Day 2021.
Below is a quote by George Rajkumar, Country President, Grundfos India:
“Valuing Water is an apt theme for this year’s World Water Day. This is a good time for us to pause and revaluate our relationship with water as it is one of the most important natural resources and we depend so much on it. Many Indian cities and regions are battling with various water issues like water scarcity, flooding and lack of clean water. Therefore there is an urgency to protect, restore and conserve our water resources. We collectively, the Government, private industries, civil society and citizens have a role to play here – from robust policies, sustainable technologies, productive grassroot level initiatives to reduce consumption at home and have a holistic approach to manage water better. We need to look at water management with a circular economy perspective and find ways in which we efficiently use water, recycle and reuse it. Our commitment to World Water Day is strongly aligned with our mission – through our solutions and through our actions we will ensure water access for more people around the world, safeguard our precious water resources and make a positive and lasting impact on the global climate challenges.”
As of January 1, 2021, George Rajkumar was named the Country President of Grundfos India. With more than 20 years of experience in the pump industry, Rajkumar has been associated with Grundfos India since 2001.
During this time, he has held various positions in operations, customer support and supply chain in India, Singapore, South Africa and in South American countries like Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Since 2013, he has been involved in formulating new strategies for expanding the company’s foot print in India, including setting up a green field manufacturing centre in Ahmedabad, India.
In his recent role at Grundfos, George Rajkumar was the Director Operations Strategy for the Asia Pacific Region. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bharathidasan University.