GE Saudi Innovation Center gets new head

GE Saudi Innovation Center gets new head
Updated 24 October 2013

GE Saudi Innovation Center gets new head

GE Saudi Innovation Center gets new head

GE has appointed Mohammed Khorsheed, a veteran innovation management and technology professional, to lead the GE Saudi Innovation Center in Dhahran Techno-Valley.
A part of the $1 billion investment commitment announced by GE in the Kingdom, the 2,200 square meter Saudi GE Innovation Center works closely with customers on addressing the Kingdom’s priorities to create more energy efficient and affordable health care solutions.
The center fulfills a strategic agreement signed by GE and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in 2011 to build a full-fledged GE technology center and office in Dhahran Techno-Valley.
Khorsheed will be responsible for strengthening the localized innovation initiatives of GE, through center, with a particular focus on enhancing the participation of Saudi talent, and collaborating with educational institutions and researchers to co-create solutions that support the Kingdom’s overall development.
Hisham Al-Bahkali, GE’s president and CEO in Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, said: “One of the central pillars of our commitment to the Kingdom is to strengthen localized innovation. The GE Saudi Innovation Center and the recently launched GE Technical Academy are both examples of how we work with various stakeholders within the national innovation system to nurture a talent pool of Saudi professionals. Khorsheed brings to the center tremendous industry experience in leading innovation initiatives and working with diverse stakeholders to promote the culture of innovation in the Kingdom."