William Wakileh
GE President & CEO for Iraq & Levant
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With an extensive regional knowledge and over 26 years of experience with GE in a variety of roles. William started his career with GE as a field engineer working on installation and commissioning of drilling rigs and power plants. He then progressed to site project management positions covering power projects in Egypt, UAE and Hong Kong.

William took on several sales and quality management positions before being promoted to GM of GE Energy Services Sales for Middle East, Africa and India. He then transitioned in 2003 as the National Executive for Iraq, Kuwait, and the Levant countries; where he led GE’s growth initiatives in the region until 2007.

Prior to rejoining GE, William worked in the construction industry with CCC’s Corporate Audit team. He also supported special initiatives related to renewable energy opportunities, and served as the Vice Chairman of CEGCO (Central Electricity Generation Company of Jordan). Prior to joining the CCC Group, William was CEO of SPS Group; a medium-sized private company specialized in assembling diesel generator sets and providing energy rentals.

William is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and holds BSc degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from Union College (NY, USA), and an Executive MBA from the American University of Beirut.