[By Sopuruchi Onwuka]
American oilfield services and equipment maker, General Electric, has announced Mohammed Mijindadi President of its Nigerian operations.
Spokesman, Ms Anne Eze, declared in a statement that Mr Mijindadi, an engineer, is now assigned with the role of strengthening GE’s impact in Nigeria and building the company’s strong stakeholder relationships across Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy sectors.
The new President is also to lead the company’s business development and operations strategies in the country.
Commenting on the appointment, Jaime Morais, President, GE West & Central Africa said, “We are privileged to have Mohammed take up the leadership of GE in Nigeria. His track record of building and managing relationships as well as pushing to deliver business results will serve us well as we position to support our businesses for growth, transformation and operational performance in such an important and high priority market.”
“With a growing population and huge infrastructure needs, Nigeria continues to represent a significant market opportunity for GE, and I am excited to take on this challenge to drive GE’s growth in Nigeria, building on its 120 plus years of impact on the continent. I’m looking forward to working across our businesses in Power, Healthcare, Renewable Energy and Aviation to create value for the country, our customers and our team on critical themes such as decarbonization and digitalization, as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works,” Mijindadi said.
Mohammed serves on the boards of GE international Operations Nigeria (GEION) and GE FZE entities in addition to other external boards. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Civil Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia and an M.B.A in Marketing and Strategic Leadership from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, PA.
Ms Eze stated that Mohammed brings over 20 years of deep domain experience as well as global and regional leadership expertise.
“He has been with GE for the last 13 years in various commercial country and regional leadership business roles. A graduate of the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP), Mohammed has progressed through varied, complex assignments including Commercial Excellence Leader, Strategic Sourcing Leader and Business Development. Prior to joining GE, Mohammed worked in several US multinationals in the transportation, services, construction, and entertainment industries.”