New chief of GE Asia-Pacific appointed

January 10, 2018 | 15:28
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On January 10, General Electric (GE), a US-based multinational conglomerate, officially announced Wouter Van Wersch as the firm’s new president & CEO of the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), which was recently created to integrate the firm’s operations in Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea with 10 countries of the ASEAN region.
CEOs of GE Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Japan, and Korea will work hand-in-hand with the newly-appointed CEO Wouter Van Wersch

Earlier, Wouter was appointed as the president and CEO of GE ASEAN, whose responsibilities were to superintend the merger of Alstom’s energy business with GE in 2015.

Addressing the new post, Van Wersch said, “With a total population of more than 840 million across 15 countries, the new APAC region could offer numerous exciting opportunities in the energy business, so I look forward to working with our talented teams to drive business growth in such a dynamic and diverse part of the world. It is a region which covers fast-growing emerging nations with ambitious infrastructure and development plans as well as highly developed countries leading the way in the adoption of digital industrial solutions to raise their productivity and efficiency.”

Additionally, the Boston-headquartered energy group also announced several promotions across the management board, such as Max York, the newly appointed CEO of GE Australia; Kevin Hart, CEO of GE New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; Eriko Asai, CEO of GE Japan; and Chris Khang, president and CEO of GE Korea.

To date, GE’s new APAC region, which includes Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, appears promising in providing professional growth for the firm’s 16,000 local employees.

GE is one of the world’s leading industrial firms which supplies software-defined machines and solutions which applies the latest technology in various fields as well as fuels innovation across industrial sectors.

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