The new president of General Electric in Nigeria, Mohammed Mijindadi, has promised to drive GE’s growth in the country, building on its over 120 years of impact in Africa.
To achieve this, he said at the weekend that he would build strong relationships across power, healthcare, aviation and renewable energy sectors as well as support the businesses to develop and execute market strategy.
His words, “With a growing population and huge infrastructure needs, Nigeria continues to represent a significant market opportunity for GE, and I am excited to take on this challenge to drive GE’s growth in Nigeria, building on its over 120 years of impact on the continent.
“I’m looking forward to working across our businesses in power, healthcare, renewable energy and aviation to create value for the country, our customers and our team on critical themes such as decarbonisation and digitalisation, as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.”
Mijindadi brings over 20 years of deep domain experience as well as global and regional leadership expertise to his new post.
The graduate of GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Programme has been with GE for the past 13 years in various country and regional leadership business roles.
He has progressed through varied, complex assignments including Commercial Excellence Leader, Strategic Sourcing Leader and Business Development before joining GE. He has also worked in several United States multinationals in the transportation, services, construction and entertainment industries.
Speaking on the appointment, the President, GE West and Central Africa, Jaime Morais, said, “We are privileged to have Mijindadi take up the leadership of GE in Nigeria. His track record of building and managing relationships, as well as pushing to deliver business results, will serve us well as we position to support our businesses for growth, transformation and operational performance in such an important and high priority market.”
Mijindadi serves on the boards of GE International Operations Nigeria and GE FZE entities, in addition to other external boards. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia and an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Leadership from Pennsylvania State University.
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