General Electric Poised for Growth in Africa

General Electric Poised for Growth in Africa


GE recently appointed Jay Ireland CEO and president of GE Africa to carry out the GE business goal of providing cleaner water and energy efficiency, as well as improved healthcare. GE looks to work alongside the governments and other organizations in Africa to improve quality of life throughout the continent.


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In line with these aims it has appointed Jay Ireland, a 31-year GE veteran, as president and CEO of GE Africa. In a clear sign of its intentions in Africa, John Rice, president and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, said the new role was aimed to "help to grow our presence and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, which we believe offers strong potential for long-term growth."
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