No. 1 Ranking Reflects GE’s Commitment to Leadership
Nabil Habayeb, President and CEO of GE for the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT), tops the list of the Forbes Middle East’s “Global Meets Local” ranking. This first-ever edition of the list identifies the top 100 business leaders and executives heading up the regional operations of global corporations.
As the magazine points out, the ranking highlights the significance of the MENA region and its top executives on the global corporate stage. The list was published in the November issue of Forbes Middle East.
Habayeb has been with GE since 1982 when he joined GE Power Systems’ Field Engineering Program. Since then he has served clients in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
Habayeb first came to the region for GE in 1985 in Dubai and has worked at GE’s offices in Schenectady, N.Y. Today he leads an organization that operates more than 30 offices and 35 facilities – such as manufacturing, maintenance and training centers – and employs more than 5,000 people across the region.
Habayeb’s ranking reflects not only his skills and expertise, but also the tremendous commitment GE makes toward leadership development. Company initiatives include the Financial Management Program, an intensive two-year entry-level program spanning four rotational assignments that has produced leaders such as Khozema Shipchandler, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of GE MENAT.
GE also runs a number of other programs in the region which help develop the skills and leadership of young talents, including those in the fields of communications, project management, information technology and commercial operations.
With more than 30 years of experience and leadership-skills development at GE, it is no surprise that Habayeb’s success in leading the GE MENAT organization has been recognized in the inaugural edition of the region’s Global Meets Local ranking.
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