CEO of GE’s Global Energy Business Portfolio

Scott L. Strazik

Scott Strazik leads GE’s global energy business portfolio.

GE’s energy portfolio operates across more than 180 countries and includes GE’s Renewable Energy, Power and Digital businesses. Under Scott’s leadership, GE is working alongside customers to lead the energy transition and decarbonize the power sector while delivering dependable, reliable and affordable power to the planet’s biggest economies and its most remote communities. 

Scott has more than 20 years of finance, operations and leadership experience with GE, including more than eight years in the company’s power businesses.  Prior to joining GE Power, he served for two years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Aviation’s Commercial Engine Operations organization.  Scott also served as CFO of Gas Power Systems for three years before taking on the role of Sales and Commercial Operations Leader during the launch of GE’s HA gas turbine —one of GE’s most successful new product introductions. 

He was named an officer of the General Electric Company in 2015 and President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business in 2017.  Scott was named CEO for Gas Power in 2018 and expanded his role to leading the GE Power businesses in 2021. 

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University, as well as a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a focus on Economics and Public Policy.

Vice President, Services – Selling and Operations

Mark Albenze

Mark is Vice President, Services - Selling & Operations of Gas Power.

Mark joined GE in September 2020. In this role, he and his team are responsible for GE Gas Power’s transactional and upgrades portfolio as well as the fulfillment of all services offering for our customers.  

Mark joined GE Gas Power from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, where he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the global Service Business Unit. From 2004 to 2011, he was Vice President of Siemens Power System Sales in the U.S.

Mark brings decades of leadership and power industry experience to GE as he held various positions in sales, supply management, business development and marketing both in the U.S. and South America from 1998 to 2004. Prior to 1998, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Notably, he served as officer in the United States Army from 1989 to 1992.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, a Master’s degree from Troy University and a Master’s degree from Webster University.

President & CEO, Gas Power, EMEA

Joseph J. Anis

Joe is President and CEO of Gas Power’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.

Joe took on his current responsibilities in January 2021. In this role, Joe is responsible for driving the evolution of Gas Power across EMEA to serve our customers better; streamline our business by decreasing variations and driving standard operating procedures among regions, business lines and fulfillment centers; and offering opportunities for cross-regional learning and collaboration among our people. 

Joe is a proven senior leader, starting his GE career in 1997 as the general manager for GE’s Power Controls business in Cairo, Egypt. Since then, Joe took on increasing responsibilities within several GE Energy businesses in various geographies across Africa, India and the Middle East.

In July 2010, Joe was appointed a vice president and officer of General Electric Company.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University in New York, USA. 

President & CEO, Gas Power, Americas

Eric Gray

Eric is Chief Executive Officer of Gas Power´s Americas Region, which is compromised of North America and Latin America.

During his 18-year GE career, Eric has held a variety of roles in the company´s services business, including contract performance manager, senior operations manager, region operations leader and sub-region general manager. Most recently, he led a global team to create and deliver a portfolio of total gas plant solutions for customers across 6 GE gas turbine fleets, including Aeroderivatives, B-Class, E-Class, F-Class, H-Class and Cross-Fleet.

Eric was named to his current role in December 2018, where he is responsible for selling Gas Power’s portfolio of products and services, servicing equipment, and executing projects across North and South America.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University and an MBA from Georgia State University, and he is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Contractual Services Business Leader

Steve Kessinger

Steve leads the Contractual Services Business for GE Gas Power.

He was appointed to his current role in June 2020 and is overseeing the global contractual services portfolio of Gas Power. The Contractual Services Business is focused on strategic long-term customer partnerships which deliver differentiated lifecycle outcomes for our customers in a dynamic energy marketplace.

Steve is a proven leader with 20 years of supply chain, services and operations experience spanning automotive, aviation, transportation, and energy industries. Throughout his career he has developed significant global expertise across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia/CIS.

Prior to joining GE Gas Power, Steve spent 10 years with GE Transportation, holding multiple senior leadership roles as Quality leader, International Services leader, Americas Services leader and most recently as Chief Integration Officer overseeing the divesture and merger of GE’s Transportation Business to Wabtec Corporation.

Steve attended Miami University, where he earned a B.S degree in Operations Management. He also holds an M.B.A. degree in Operations/Production Management from Oakland University.

Vice President, Human Resources

Kelly Lafnitzegger

Kelly is Vice President, Human Resources for Gas Power.

In her role, Kelly guides our leaders and employees globally to grow and develop the most talented team in the industry; build a winning and inclusive culture focused on safety and quality; and make GE Gas Power a great place to work for everyone.   

Her 30-year GE career has spanned across multiple industries and through varying business cycles. Kelly joined GE in 1989 on the Financial Management Program. In 1997, she moved into the Human Resources function and has since held a series of leadership roles in human resources and development in GE’s Corporate, Capital, Healthcare, Global Research, and Transportation divisions. She was named Vice President of Human Resources for GE Power in 2014, and became Vice President of Human Resources for GE Gas Power in 2019.

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in human resources management and organizational behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

CEO, Aeroderivative Business

Clive E. Nickolay

Clive Nickolay is the CEO of Gas Power’s Aeroderivative Business. 

Clive is responsible for driving the global strategic plan and execution of the Aeroderivative business across the full product & service lifecycle. He is focused on three key priorities for the business: working closely with our customers through the Managed Care initiative, reducing turnaround time in the service depots and enabling decarbonization of the power sector through the supply of flexible, dispatchable, clean and efficient power plants. 

He brings more than 30 years of expertise in the energy industry with specific experience in district energy, combined heat and power and the modular, fast-power space. Clive has held senior leadership positions at Clearway Energy, NRG Energy, Solar Turbines and Caterpillar Inc. where he has a track record of driving top line growth with improved profitability.

Clive holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Business Systems from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

President & CEO, Heavy Duty Gas Turbine Equipment

Chuck Nugent

Chuck is the President & CEO for Heavy Duty Gas Turbine Equipment for GE’s Gas Power business.

Named officer of the General Electric Company in 2014 and appointed to his current role in 2021, Chuck, oversees commercial operations through project execution to deliver gas power generation across the globe.   

Chuck has more than 37 years of product management and operations experience across multiple GE businesses. Chuck joined GE Power in Feb. 2018 as President of Gas Power Systems and, most recently, led Global Operations and was responsible for global new unit project execution and global services execution for Gas Power. Chuck started his career at GE Aviation where he led the development and growth of multiple product lines. He also served as Vice President of Manufacturing for GE’s former Oil & Gas business and was Vice President of Supply Chain for GE Healthcare.  

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Product Management Leader

Martin O'Neill

Martin leads Product Management and Strategy for GE Gas Power.

He joined Gas Power in 2017 as Growth Platforms leader for our aeroderivative, cross-fleet and combined cycle offerings. He brings extensive experience in product, program & technical leadership that spans across Power Generation, Marine Propulsion, Aviation and Transportation markets in his 20 year+ career.

He has worked at GE for over 10 years in the Transportation and Power businesses in the US and Europe – and has a keen interest in the developing power market, technological & commercial disruptors and geo-political factors that are influencing the pace of the energy transition globally. Martin is as happy discussing controls, software and firmware as he is talking turbines, electrical rotating machinery and gearboxes; and believes that his experience at Bombardier and Rolls Royce gives him a unique lens and perspective on the adoption and integration of breakthrough technologies.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics from Brunel University in London and a master’s degree in Program Management & Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

President & CEO Asia Pacific
President & CEO GE ASEAN & ANP

Ramesh Singaram

Ramesh is President and CEO of GE Gas Power’s Asia Region.

Ramesh was named to his current position in Gas Power in 2019. In this role, Ramesh is responsible for strengthening GE Gas Power’s presence in the region by building on the strong relationships with our customers, partners and key stakeholders in the energy sector across more than 15 countries. In 2020, Ramesh expanded his role to include regional leadership for ASEAN & ANP (Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) for GE.

Ramesh brings more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry having begun his career in 1989 with Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia as a Gas Turbine maintenance engineer.  He then joined GE as a field engineer in 1994 with global assignments in Latin America, North Asia and Southeast Asia. Over the next 20+ years in GE, Ramesh took on roles of increasing responsibilities with various GE Energy businesses that cover Commercial, Operations and Projects. These also include global leadership roles at GE Power headquarters in Atlanta, US and Baden, Switzerland respectively.

Ramesh was born in Johor, Malaysia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia. 

Chief Diversity Officer

Tanya E. Spencer

Tanya is the Chief Diversity Officer for GE Gas Power.

She was named as Chief Diversity Officer for Gas Power in 2020. In this role, she is focused on driving an inclusive culture, addressing bias, improving representation and championing development.

Tanya is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of leadership experience across various businesses within GE. She joined GE 28 years ago with a degree in electrical engineering and a passion for strategy development. She has excelled in driving results and inspiring teams from GE Oil & Gas in Nigeria to GE Gas Power in Atlanta. Tanya is well-versed in implementing growth strategies; she sparks change that positively impacts business outcomes. Tanya also serves as the Accelerated Leadership Program Manager for GE Corporate, GE Gas Power, and GE Power Portfolio.

Tanya graduated from Tuskegee University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.