GE Names Habayeb Officer, and President, Middle East & Africa

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2004--Nabil A. Habayeb, 46, has been appointed President of the newly created Middle East & Africa region and an officer of GE. He will report to Nani Beccalli, President & CEO, EMEA, Latin America and Canada. Most recently, Habayeb was Region Executive and General Manager, Africa, India, and Middle East for GE Energy, a role he began in January 2001. Prior to that, he was General Manager, Energy Services Sales, Africa, India, and Middle East, for GE Energy.

"Nabil is a true GE growth leader and has done a tremendous job expanding GE's presence in key growth regions," said Chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt. "The newly created Middle East & Africa region is an important growth area for GE, with a broad range of infrastructure and technology needs that GE can offer."

Nabil received M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1982 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse in 1980.

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