GE has appointed Azeez Mohammed as president and chief executive of its Power Conversion business. 

Previously he was president of GE’s Power Services business for the Middle East and Africa.

GE said Mohammed was “instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, helping to position the organization as the world’s foremost digital-industrial company by launching innovative customer solutions in the power and LNG sectors”.Azeez Mohammed is president and chief executive of GE Power Conversion

It added that at the Power Conversion business he will “lead the company to reinforce its digital capacity while bringing a new focus on research and development, increasing the company’s ability to provide innovative solutions to customers for electrifying tomorrow’s energy”.

Mohammed will be based at Power Conversion’s headquarters in Paris where he is tasked with strengthening the capacity of Power Conversion’s service network, especially in emerging markets.

Power Conversion is part of GE Energy Connections along with Industrial Solutions and Grid Solutions. It focuses on advanced motor, drive and control technologies.  

In 2012, GE Energy split into three standalone businesses: GE Power, GE Oil & Gas and GE Energy Management.

In November 2015 GE completed its Alstom Power acquisition and integrated the Alstom Grid and GE Digital Energy businesses into GE Grid Solutions, a business within GE Energy Management.

In January this year, GE Energy Management underwent a business name change to GE Energy Connections, which the company said was in order to “better reflect the connectivity of the businesses”.