Nabil will continue in his role as GE’s President & CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
Nabil Habayeb, GE’s President and CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, has been named Senior Vice President, GE, and President & CEO, Global Growth Organization (GGO) effective June 1, 2020. Habayeb succeeds Rachel Duan, Senior Vice President, GE, and President & CEO, GGO, who has determined to depart from GE and embark on a new chapter of her career.
GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., said, “Our international company offers GE with a aggressive benefit by assisting our businesses for growth, local talent improvement and country risk management. Nabil has a verified track record in accelerating and handing over growth, navigating geo-political complexity, and creating international leaders. He’s an outstanding preference for this role, and I look ahead to Nabil’s partnership.”
“Over the course of her 24-year career, Rachel has delivered strong growth for the company across businesses and regions. Under her strategic leadership, GE forged important customer and government partnerships, and deepened business localization initiatives throughout the value chain in China and rising growth markets. I would like to thank Rachel for her many contributions and wish her the best of success in her future endeavor.”
Nabil Habayeb said, “I am excited to associate with the businesses and regions to similarly GE’s international progress agenda at this essential time for the company. Our people and technology have positively impacted the communities and nations in which we live and work for decades, and I am proud to assist our customers’ growth across the world.”
A GE veteran, Habayeb has held numerous leadership roles in businesses and regions throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. He serves on several academic and business boards. Habayeb commenced his GE profession in the United States after graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor and Master of Science, both in Mechanical Engineering.
In addition, Weiming Xiang will take on the improved function of Vice President, President & CEO, GE China while persevering with his present duties as the GE Aviation leader for China. Xiang has been with the Company for 28 years in a number of leadership business roles.