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GE recently appointed Azeez Mohammed as President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016.
Azeez was previously President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. He was instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, by launching innovative customer solutions in the power and LNG sectors. Today, he brings that experience to the Power Conversion business where he will lead the company to reinforce its digital capacity while bringing a new focus on research and development, increasing the company’s ability to provide innovative solutions to customers.
A leader with a technological background, Azeez has held positions in engineering, finance and business management in GE Power and GE Corporate worldwide. He has also held leadership positions in Latin America and the Saudi & Gulf regions. He holds master and doctorate degrees from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, all in Mechanical Engineering.
Based at Power Conversion’s headquarters in Paris, Azeez will strengthen the capacity of the company's service network in emerging markets. Power Conversion is electrifying tomorrow’s energy with efficient advanced motor, drive and control technologies allowing customers to evolve their industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future.
Russell Stokes President and CEO of GE Energy Connections and Senior Vice President of GE said, “Azeez brings both global and operational expertise to our business and will be a great add to the Energy Connections leadership team. He will be driving commercial and operational excellence for the Power Conversion business and its customers.”