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Ranked "Top Global Company for Leaders," GE Trains Young Africans

General Electric (GE) has been ranked by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources and consulting company, as first on its annual Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list. The list has become the most comprehensive global leadership survey, analyzing links between leadership and financial performance. GE invests $1 billion in employee development every year with a lot of it going to programs like "GE Kujenga" (kujenga means "build" in Swahili). Under a sustainability program like "GE Kunjega", GE partners to empower people by building valuable skills, equipping communities with new tools and technology, and elevating ideas that are helping to solve Africa's challenges. See more on our GE Africa page.



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A student at the African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Leadership Academy (ALA) identifies young leaders from across Africa and enables them to practice and develop leadership through a hands-on and unique entrepreneurial leadership program at its Johannesburg campus in South Africa. GE believes in ALA’s mission and has partnered with the Academy to enable students from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and the very first students admitted from Angola, attend the Academy. With over 85% of the students at ALA being from poor backgrounds and on full scholarships, GE’s support is critical in enabling these students to attend the academy. In addition to empowering young leaders to shape Africa’s future, GE’s partnership with ALA also supports GE’s drive to develop local African talent.

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