New Delhi: Fortis Healthcare (India) on Monday said it has appointed former head of General Motors India, Aditya Vij as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect from July 5.

Prior to this, Vij was working with Punj Lloyd where he held the position of Group President -Defence, Fortis Healthcare (India) said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

"We believe that Aditya brings with him a compendium of stellar values and unique capabilities to strengthen Fortis's footprint to the benefit of our many stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, government associates and business partners," Fortis Healthcare (India) Managing Director Shivinder Mohan Singh said.

Prior to working with Punj Lloyd, Vij has worked with General Motors for 18 years across five countries in Europe and Asia, it added.