GE appoints new Saudi and Bahrain CEO
Hisham Albahkali will lead GE operations in the Kingdom
Saudi Arabian national Hisham Albahkali has been appointed as the new President and CEO of GE in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Formerly an executive for GE Energy in Saudi, Albahkali will now lead operations with a strategic focus on localisation and innovation.
“Saudi Arabia is one of our core markets in the region, where we have established long-term partnerships in growth sectors that bring a positive difference to the well-being of the people. We will continue to partner with the Kingdom’s growth goals emphasising on economic diversification, creating jobs for its talented youngsters and promoting regional research. Hisham Albahkali has tremendous insights into the Saudi Arabian market having been associated with several key projects, and will work towards further driving our growth in the Kingdom,” said GE’s CEO and President for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Nabil Habayeb.
Albahkali has worked for GE for 15 years, initially starting his career with the company as a Customer Service Manager for GE Energy.
“Saudi Arabia is witnessing one of the most exciting developmental phases, with strong investments in new and emerging technologies. GE’s focus on creating localised solutions and investing in long-term development will be strong assets in supporting the Kingdom. Our priority areas will be to strengthen our existing partnerships, and continuing to create more growth opportunities for skilled Saudi professionals,” said Albahkali.
Hisham replaces Walid Abukhaled, who is leaving GE at the end of this year.