GE earned top honors in the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards at the Global Leadership Excellence Forum, placing first in the Large Companies category ahead of NCR and Humana Inc., and eclipsing hundreds of top firms including P&G, IBM, Google, Apple and Microsoft. GE and other category winners were recognized for their exceptional leadership development programs [...]
Global conglomerate GE announced Sunday that it has appointed UAE national Dalya Al Muthanna as the new president and CEO for the Gulf. The first emirati to be appointed to the senior leadership position, Al Muthanna will report to Nabil Habayeb, GE’s president and CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. She will be responsible for developing GE’s business strategy for the Gulf region covering UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman, and to grow cross business selling across the company’s diverse portfolio, GE said in a statement. She is also entrusted with promoting national leadership and talent development.
SUGUNAH VERUMANDY’s newsworthiness had little to do with her position as Human Resources Director of General Electric (GE) Malaysia and Brunei. She was instead being sought out for her recent role as a Diversity Advocate, a champion of gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
According to GE Senior VP of Human Resources (Executive Development) Susan Peters, who is responsible for talent identification, leadership development, training, performance management and succession planning for all GE executives worldwide, said the era of women trying to keep up with men at work is now essentially over. The GE veteran asserts that companies need to be flexible to retain women employees and value their diversity but she believes that women on their own subject themselves to a lot of pressure.
Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO at GE, analyzes the state and future of the industry: