About Hisham Bahkali
President & CEO, GE Saudi Arabia & Bahrain
Mr. Bahkali has been the President & CEO of GE in Saudi Arabia & Bahrain since 2012. In this role he has been a driving force behind a number of defining initiatives that includes launching GE’s first local manufacturing of gas turbines and pressure control equipment in the Kingdom; pioneering the Kingdom’s services industry by establishing the first all-female business processing center, creating 900+ jobs for Saudi women with over 80% Saudization; and establishing the Kingdom as a global hub for R&D with the inauguration of what is now GE’s Saudi Technology & Innovation Center in Dhahran Techno Valley. His vision is for GE to be the best-in-class partner and contributor to the economic and social transformation of the Kingdom. In 2012 Hisham championed GE’s commitment to the Kingdom by launching a $1B investment program in Saudi in the areas of Energy, Healthcare and Innovation.
Hisham joined GE in 1997 in Power Systems, and in 2009 became President & CEO of GE Energy for Saudi Arabia.
A Saudi national, Hisham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (1990), and a Master’s degree in Electronic Technology (1994) from King Saud University, Riyadh.