Business Executives

Rafael Santana

Rafael Santana

President & CEO, GE Transportation

Appointed October 2017

Rafael Santana is President and CEO of GE Transportation as of October 2017. In this role, he is responsible for building a global technology leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries with annual revenues of roughly $5 billion and approximately 9,000 employees globally.

Rafael joined GE in 2000, since joining he has held several global leadership positions,including roles in the Transportation, Power and Oil & Gas businesses. Prior to being named CEO of GE Transportation, Santana was President & CEO of GE in Latin America, where he worked closely with the business leaders to transform Latin America into one of GE’s largest and fastest-growing regions. He also served as President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas Turbomachinery Solutions, where he drove profitable growth for a business facing a contracting marketplace by launching critical cost out initiatives, new technology and digital solutions.In addition, he has held roles as CEO for GE Gas Engines and CEO for GE Energy in Latin America, spent eight years in a variety of commercial and product management roles in GE Transportation, as well as led the Transportation team in Latin America.

Prior to joining GE, Santana worked for six years at ExxonMobil and British American Tobacco.

Rafael holds a degree in Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.