(MENAFN - Arab News) GE underlined its commitment to promote human capacity building and skills transfer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by hosting a special 'GE Day' at the King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM).
Focused on strengthening the leadership abilities of the students and faculty and to encourage a culture of innovation and research, the GE Day featured a series of lectures by GE's leaders in Finance, Leadership, Sales & Commercial, Engineering, Quality & 6 Sigma and GE Leadership Programs.
Hisham Al-Bahkali, GE's President & CEO for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said: "We thank the management of the King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals for hosting and supporting the event.
GE Day generated good feedback from the students and faculty, and also facilitated strong interaction with the talented student community at KFUPM. The goal of the event was to strengthen linkages with the student community and to share new information and experience about various career choices at GE, providing them the opportunity to be part of one of the Kingdom's and the world's leading organizations."
Ranked among the world's top 25 most inventive companies by 'Business Week,' and in the top 50 most innovative companies ranking by 'Fast Company,' GE is an equal opportunity company. Regarded as an 'employer of choice' in the Middle East, GE is committed to localization and undertakes extensive training programs for the professional development of its employees.
At GE Day, Al-Bahkali provided the participants with an introduction and brief of GE in Saudi Arabia, taking them through the 80-year heritage of the company in the Kingdom and its extensive partnerships in the energy, oil & gas, aviation and healthcare sectors.