GE Transportation promotes high-achiever to company CEO

Photo: GE Transportation.
Photo: GE Transportation.

General Electric (GE) Transportation has appointed a new president and CEO.

Rafael Santana – who formerly held the same role at the company’s Latin American transport division – will lead the team from November 1.

Santana has risen through the ranks during his 17-year career with GE having previously held leadership roles within GE Oil & Gas Power too. Before joining the American firm he worked for ExxonMobil and British American Tobacco.

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GE Transportation's new CEO Rafael Santana. Credit: GE Transportation.
GE Transportation’s new CEO Rafael Santana. Credit: GE Transportation.

In his current role heading the Latin American region, Santana helped to make it one of the company’s largest and fastest-growing, according to GE.

GE chair and CEO John Flannery said: “Rafael has deep roots in GE Transportation, having spent eight years in a variety of commercial and product management roles, as well as leading the Transportation team in Latin America.

“His experience helping teams navigate through this tough market, combined with his deep global, operational, services and industrial experience make him the perfect fit for this role. I look forward to working with him closely.”

Rafael Santana succeeds Jamie Miller, who will become chief financial officer of GE on November 1.

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