General Electric, a multinational conglomerate with operations all across the globe, has announced the appointment of Jaime Morais as the Country Leader for GE in Angola. Following the announcement, the company stated that Morais will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Angola.
Based in Luanda, he 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 CEO, General Electric Africa, reiterated GE’s commitment to work together 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.
Morais 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.
Earlier in his career, he also worked as a TV news anchor for the Angolan Public Television Station (TPA). He is a graduate in Economic Sciences by Agostinho Neto University in Luanda.
“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 Morais.
Following the appointment, General Electric noted that partnerships with Governments and local companies form an important part of GE’s 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 and improved access to quality healthcare.