Nabil Habayeb elected Senior VP of GE; becomes President & CEO of Global Growth Organization as well.

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Nabil Habayeb, Vice President, GE | President and CEO, Global Growth Organisation (GGO)

Nabil Habayeb, President and CEO of GE for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, has been designated as Senior Vice President, GE and President & CEO of the Global Growth Organization (GGO) with effect from 1 June 2020.

Habayeb succeeds Rachel Duan, Senior Vice President, GE, and President & CEO, GGO, who has agreed to leave GE and start on a new phase of her life.

H. Lawrence Culp, Jr, Chairman and CEO – GE

“Our regional company is providing GE with a strategic edge by helping our companies in terms of expansion, local talent creation, and national risk management. Nabil has an established track record in driving and producing growth, managing geopolitical uncertainty, and developing global leaders. He’s a great choice for this job, and I look forward to Nabil’s partnership.”

“Through the span of her 24-year career, Rachel has provided solid success to the organization through sectors and regions. Under its corporate leadership, GE has established significant consumer and policy alliances and deepened industry expansion efforts around the supply chain in China and new development markets. I would like to thank Rachel for her numerous sacrifices and give her every success with her potential endeavors.”

“Over the course of her 24-year career, Rachel has delivered strong growth to the company across businesses and regions. Under its strategic leadership, GE has built important customer and government partnerships and deepened business localization initiatives across the value chain in China and emerging growth markets. I would like to thank Rachel for her many contributions and wish her the best of success in her future efforts.”

“At this crucial moment for the group, I am eager to work with companies and regions to accelerate GE’s strategic growth agenda. Our people and technologies have had a tremendous effect on the cultures and countries in which we have been residing and operating for decades, and I am honored to help the success of our consumers across the world.”
Nabil Habayeb, VP, GE

A member of the GE, Habayeb has worked at a range of leadership positions in companies and countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He sits on a variety of professional and industry committees. Habayeb began his GE career in the United States after graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Weiming Xiang is expected to assume the position of Vice-Chairman, Chairman & CEO of GE Asia, while keeping his current function as GE Aviation representative for Asia. For 28 years, Xiang has been with the Organization in a number of leading market positions.


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