ANGOLA – General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate, has appointed Jaime Morais as the new Country Leader for GE in Angola,
In his new position, Jaime will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Angola.
Jaime, who is also GE Africa’s Government affairs Leader for Central and Francophone Africa, will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships in Angola.
Commenting on the appointment, Farid Fezoua, President and chief executive officer, General Electric Africa, noted that GE remains committed to working with governments and private sector in order to develop public private partnerships and sustainable outcome-based solutions.
“Empowering decision-making at a local level is at the core of our strategy in Africa. We believe that the appointment of Jaime 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 to continue to drive our growth in Angola,” he said.
Jaime joined General Electric in February 2015 and brings more than 30 years of experience in establishing and directing global projects teams in finance, strategy, supply chain, and localization.
He is a graduate in Economic Sciences by Agostinho Neto University in Luanda and has also worked as a TV news anchor for the Angolan Public Television Station (TPA).
“Jaime will continue to be based in Angola. He will be part of the GE Africa Leadership Team,” the company said in a statement.
“I am very excited to take on this role leading GE’s growth in Angola. While we see many challenges we also envisage enormous opportunities for GE.
“I look forward to working with all GE stakeholders to ensure GE’s continued growth and success in Angola” said Jaime Morais.
The company said that partnerships with Governments and local companies continues to remain a critical part of its growth in Angola and across the continent.
“Through these collaborations, GE has made significant investments to develop infrastructure projects, including sustainable energy solutions, provision of state-of-the-art oil & gas infrastructure as well as improve access to quality healthcare,” the company said.