EGYPT — GE announced the appointment of Ayman Khattab, an Egyptian national, as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Egypt, Libya and South Sudan. Khattab has held a number of leadership positions in the company between 2008 and 2013.
Khattab will lead the operations of GE, which has a heritage of over 40 years in Egypt, into strategic growth areas with a focus on localization and innovation. He will continue to strengthen the presence of GE in sectors such as oil & gas, power, grid solutions, water, transportation, aviation and healthcare.
Khattab said: “Egypt is witnessing one of the most exciting developmental phases. Today, GE is transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that can support Egypt’s growing development and infrastructural needs. As a committed partner to Egypt, we will continue to work with our partners in the public and private sector to deliver better outcomes across industries that have a positive impact on the daily lives of Egyptians.”
Khattab added, “Our investments in the country today have reached $340 million; we are confident that the Egyptian market will continue to grow over the coming years and we will continue to strengthen our existing partnerships to create more opportunities that will boost the economy, foster localized innovation and create jobs.”
Khattab has more than 30 years of industry experience. He started his career in Schlumberger, where he spent 21 years; he held various leadership roles in the Middle East, North Africa, France and South America. However, Khattab is not new to GE; he joined the company in 2008 and has held a number of regional leadership positions until 2013. He attended the American University in Cairo, and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1986.
Tagged with GE, tED