General Electric appoints Brenda Mbathi as East Africa CEO Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 4, 2021


General Electric (GE) has appointed Brenda Mbathi as the Chief Executive Officer for East Africa.

The company said Brenda will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for General Electric in East African markets, excluding Ethiopia which shall continue to be led by Daniel Hailu, CEO, GE Ethiopia.

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Based in Nairobi, Brenda will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships across East Africa.

“We are optimistic about East Africa and the opportunities to develop breakthrough solutions in power, healthcare and aviation,” said Farid Fezoua, President and CEO, General Electric Africa.

Brenda Mbathi, Chief Executive Officer for East Africa

“We believe that the appointment of Brenda is a step further in making this vision a reality. We are also glad to bring on board a great female leader, with the experience and passion required to drive our growth in this region. This appointment is a testament to our localization and Diversity & Inclusion strategy for the region,” he added.

Brenda, who joined General Electric in 2015, brings on board more than 27 years of experience in government affairs, CSR and corporate relations.

We are optimistic about East Africa and the opportunities to develop breakthrough solutions in power, healthcare and aviation,” said Farid Fezoua, President and CEO, General Electric Africa.

In addition to her role as Government Affairs Director, Brenda leads Corporate Social Responsibility for Sub-Saharan Africa, including implementing a OneGE strategy under the “Kujenga” brand for CSR. Brenda will be a part of the Africa Leadership Team.

“I am very excited to be leading General Electric’s regional growth in East Africa and look forward to working with our business leaders, team of dedicated and talented colleagues, as well as our trade partners, to ensure GE’s continued growth and success in the market,” Brenda Mbathi said.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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