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How GE Invests in its People and Builds Global Executive Leaders

GE's Accelerated Leadership Programme (XLP) was designed to build global executive leaders - it is one of many GE training programmes "developed to ensure employees receive as much support and education as possible, not just in the designated work roles they are assigned to, but also in other areas of interest." Mary Arende--who works in GE Nairobi, Kenya--talks about what it means to be a part of GE's Accelerated Leadership Programme (XLP). Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING.  

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Mary Arende is part of GE's XLP programme. For her first rotation, she will work on the roll-out of Sub-Saharan Africa’s onshore wind energy market strategy with a focus on Ethiopia. Arende has been with GE for two years, working as a sales manager at GE in Nairobi, covering wind turbine sales in East and West Africa and she is passionate about being part of the solution to Sub-Saharan Africa’s Energy challenges.