Fueling Algeria’s Energy Sector Growth by Empowering Its Executives

Fueling Algeria’s Energy Sector Growth by Empowering Its Executives

October 04, 2017 at 02:10pm

It’s no small accomplishment for a company to say it’s been operating in a country for more than four decades; it’s another thing altogether to say they’ve been providing training that whole time as well. A new agreement highlights this heritage for GE in Algeria.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently signed a grant that will foster a multi-year management, leadership and business training program for executives and senior leadership staff of Sonelgaz, Algeria’s state-owned electricity and gas company.

By further deepening the skills of the Sonelgaz executive and leadership cadre GE and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency will further expand the country’s human capital and empower the continued growth of Algeria’s energy sector, a vital contributor to the country’s growth.

GE will deliver the program through a series of courses and workshops — not only at the recently opened GE Technical and Leadership Academy in Algeria, but also at GE’s global university in Crotonville, New York.

“For more than 40 years, our training programs have helped create a pool of talented professionals in Algeria,” said Touffik Fredj, CEO of GE North-West Africa. “With the support of USTDA, we reiterate our commitment to Sonelgaz and to participate in a transfer of knowledge that will have a lasting impact on the industry.”

Read more stories about GE’s contribution to training and leadership development in Algeria and across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan by clicking here.

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