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General Electric has appointed Sulemana Abubakar (Abu) as Chief Executive Officer for the company in Ghana. Based in Accra, Abu will lead the development of programmes with public and private sector projects and partnerships in Ghana.

Sulemana GE PictureFarid Fezoua, President and CEO of GE Africa, says that the company is committed to working with governments and the private sector in order to develop public-private partnerships and sustainable outcome-based solutions on the continent. “Localisation is about physically being where the customer is to ensure quality delivery on complex projects. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions while empowering decision-making at a local level, ultimately bringing growth opportunities to all of the stakeholders. We believe that the appointment of Abu is a further step in making our Africa vision a reality. We are also glad to bring on board someone with the experience and passion required to drive our growth in this region,” he says.

Abu joined General Electric in 2004 and brings with him more than 27 years of experience in establishing and directing global project teams, including planning and deploying business systems in the pharmaceutical and banking sectors across developed and developing markets. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and an MBA from Imperial College, University of London.

“I am very excited to take on this role leading GE’s growth in Ghana. We see enormous opportunities for GE. I look forward to working with our business leaders, colleagues and customers to ensure GE’s continued growth and success in Ghana,” he says.

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