New Delhi–Munich-headquartered safety, quality and sustainability solutions company TÜV SÜD on Tuesday announced the appointment of India-born Ishan Palit as its global Chief Operating Officer.

The German company, in a statement, said this appointment marks the first time in the 150-year history of the TÜV organisation that a non-German executive has been designated as member of the board of management.

Ishan Palit

According to the company, Palit will be responsible for operations and sales across all divisions and geographies, including the German market.

Mumbai-born Palit’s career at TÜV SÜD spans 23 years, including the founding of the company’s India subsidiary in 1994.

He studied in the US and the UK and holds a Bachelors Degree from Davidson College, US, a General Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, UK, and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, US.