Jaime Morais has been appointed by General Electric as the Country Leader for the company in Angola. In addition to this new position, Jaime is also GE Africa’s Government Affairs Leader for Central and Francophone Africa. In this new role, Jaime will be vital in ushering in the next phase of growth and strategy for GE in Angola.
Jaime will be based in Luanda and will guide the development of various programs made up of both public and private sector projects and partnerships in Angola.
“Empowering decision-making at a local level is at the core of our strategy in Africa. We believe that the appointment of Jaime is a further step in making our Africa vision a reality. We are also glad to bring on board someone with the experience and passion to continue to drive our growth in Angola,” commented Farid Fezoua, President and CEO of General Electric, on the appointment of Jaime Marais.
Jaime became a part of General Electric in February 2015 and has over 30 years of experience when it comes to creating and leading global projects teams in the fields of finance, supply chain, localization and strategy.
Prior to joining General Electric, Jaime worked as a TV news anchor for the Angolan Public Television Station. He is a graduate of Agostinho Neto University, Luanda, with a degree in Economic Sciences.
Jaime will remain in Angola and will be a part of the GE Africa Leadership Team.
“I am very excited to take on this role leading GE’s growth in Angola. While we see many challenges we also envisage enormous opportunities for GE. I look forward to working with all GE stakeholders to ensure GE’s continued growth and success in Angola,” said Jaime Morais on his new role.
An important aspect of General Electric’s growth in Angola and across Africa is the partnership with local companies and governments. As a result of these collaborations, General Electric has made vital investments to improve infrastructure projects, which include sustainable energy solutions, health-care advancements and the provision of cutting-edge oil and gas infrastructure.