GE appoints Mohammed Mijindadi as president for Nigeria operations
Mijindadi said he will work across the company’s business units to create value for the country.
General Electric, a US multinational conglomerate, has announced the appointment of Mohammed Mijindadi as President of GE Nigeria. In a statement released on Thursday, the company – which operates across key sectors of the Nigerian economy, including aviation, power, renewables and healthcare – said Mijindadi will focus on strengthening GE’s impact in the country.
GE has been operating in Nigeria for over 40 years. According to the Boston-based company, it employs over 200 people in Nigeria, 98 per cent of whom are Nigerians and serves over 100 public and private sector customers from its offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
The new President of GE Nigeria has been working with the company in various leadership roles over the last 13 years. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia and an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Leadership from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in the United States. Mijindadi is also a graduate of the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP).
"We are privileged to have Mohammed take up the leadership of GE in Nigeria," said Jaime Morais, President of GE West and Central Africa. "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.”
According to GE, Mijindadi’s new role also includes building strong stakeholder relationships and supporting GE’s businesses to develop and execute their market strategies.
“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,” said Mijindadi, adding that he will work across the company’s business units to create value for the country.
Prior to joining GE, Mohammed worked in several U.S. multinationals in the transportation, services, construction and entertainment industries. He currently serves on the boards of GE international Operations Nigeria (GEION) and other external boards.
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