Farid Fezoua is President and CEO of GE Africa, leading GE’s operations in Sub-Saharan Africa across all GE businesses including Healthcare, Power, Aviation, Transportation and Oil & Gas. He was appointed to this role as an expansion of his responsibility as President & CEO for GE Healthcare in Africa. In his role as President & CEO for GE Healthcare in Africa, Farid has been leading GE Healthcare’s business growth while developing sustainable healthcare offerings and partnerships with public and private health providers to address the continent’s biggest health priorities.
Farid joined GE in 2003 in France, where he led customer financing efforts for GE Healthcare’s Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. In 2005, he was appointed Regional Executive for GE Capital Markets Corporate, leading customer and project finance for all GE businesses in the Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai.
With a career spanning almost 28 years, Farid has covered various geographies including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. Prior to joining GE, Farid held several senior positions in the international banking sector specializing in Export and Trade Finance, Correspondent Banking and Institutional Relations. He started his banking career at BCEN-Eurobank, Paris (subsidiary of the Russian Foreign Trade Bank). He then went on to serve as Deputy Head of Commodity and Trade Finance at B.A.I.I. (Banque Arabe et Internationale d’Investissement, a subsidiary of BNP specialized in trade and investment in the MENA region) and prior to joining GE, was appointed Assistant General Manager & Head of Correspondent Banking and Trade Finance at the Arab Banking Corporation, Paris Branch.
Farid has a degree in international relations from the Université de La Sorbonne in Paris.