Yibrah Tesfazghi - President of General Electric & Corporate Regional Executive, Africa Region
Yibrah Tesfazghi is GE President & Corporate Regional Executive for Africa Region responsible for working on behalf of all GE businesses to expand customer and government relationships, and to develop new business opportunities across Africa. He has an office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Yibrah joined GE Power Systems in March 1980 and started his career as Projects’ Logistics Manager for Power Systems. In 1983 he became Power Systems Country Finance Manager based in Abha, Saudi Arabia.
In 1987 he was transferred to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Credit & Collection Manager for Middle East, Africa, South Asian (MEASA-USSR) and Ex Soviet Union (USSR) Operation.In 1989 Yibrah moved to Baghdad, Iraq, as National Executive & Power Systems Regional Manager covering Eastern Mediterranean countries.
In 1993 Yibrah became Power Systems Regional Projects’ Finance Manager covering Middle East and Nigeria and continued on this position until he was appointed as Corporate Regional Executive for Africa Region in May 2003. Yibrah, a native of Eritrea, has a degree in Business Administration & Economics and is married with children.