GE announced today the appointment of three new company officers. As of January 1, GE will have 194 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical functional roles, helping to drive growth. Harry Elsinga, 49, has been appointed vice president, Human Resources, GE Oil & Gas. In this role, Harry continues to drive HR functional excellence for the 43,500 employees across the business. Harry has been with GE for 17 years, holding several HR leadership roles across the Company. He was a Senior HR Manager for GE’s Global Growth & Operations organization, managed executive development in GE Corporate, and held multiple roles in the former GE Advanced Materials business. Harry holds a Masters in Sociology from Eramus University in Rotterdam, and a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management and Technology from Hogeschool Rotterdam. Rami Qasem, 46, is President and CEO, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, GE Oil & Gas. In this role, Rami Qasem will continue to drive the organization’s growth in the region, which currently has over 1,350 people distributed across several main hubs. Rami is a 16-year GE veteran. Prior to his current role, Rami served as General Manager for GE Energy Services where he successfully led the organization’s growth across the Middle East and Africa region. Rami graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995. Jennifer VanBelle, 45, has been appointed vice president and Chief Risk Officer, Capital Management at GE Capital. VanBelle leads GE Capital’s capital planning efforts including the regulatory capital, stress testing, economic capital, and recovery and resolution efforts. VanBelle has been with GE for 15 years. Prior to her role as Chief Risk Officer for Capital Management, she was the Deputy Treasurer - External Affairs and Capital Management, and has held various risk and leadership roles supporting Capital markets and the Commercial Finance businesses.
VanBelle holds her undergraduate degree in Economics from Bates College and a master’s degree in Finance from the London Business School.About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com .