General Electric (GE) Philippines has appointed J.V. Emmanuel de Dios as the company's new chief executive officer.
It's the first time after six years that a Filipino was appointed to the position.
De Dios will assume the position today and will report directly to Stuart Dean, CEO of GE Asean.
A master of laws graduate from Harvard Law School, De Dios brings nearly two decades of experience to GE Philippines.
Prior to joining the company, he was managing director and CEO of Nido Petroleum Ltd., a publicly-listed oil and gas exploration and production company based in Australia and the Philippines.
He was also a former Undersecretary of the Department of Energy and chairman of the Philippine National Oil Co. Exploration Corp.
He presently sits on the boards of petroleum and mining companies creating business opportunities and accelerating growth in the energy sector.
De Dios is the first Filipino executive tapped by GE to assume the CEO position since 2005. His appointment emphasizes GE's commitment to transform the lives of Filipinos througah advances in technology and innovative solutions.
With his leadership style and business acumen, De Dios is expected to drive the company forward, accelerate growth and expand Go-to-Market platforms.
He will likewise be at the helm of implementing the "One GE" coordinated approach that leverages GE's broad capabilities and ensures that customers' needs are addressed.
In addition, he will be working closely with GE Asean, corporate teams and GE business leaders in identifying market expansion opportunities and growing GE's businesses in the country.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a highly reputable global company and very proud to be a member of the GE family. This is an exciting time for GE to further its innovative solutions and technologies in the Philippines that will benefit the Filipino consumers, our business partners and stakeholders. Further, the Philippines has been identified as one of GE's focal countries in Asean. Thus, I am thrilled to play a very important role and share my expertise and talent toward promoting growth and partnership in the country as One GE," said De Dios on his new role.
GE in the Philippines dates back to more than 100 years when in 1890, its predecessor, Thomas Houston Electric Co., installed the first electric street lights on Real Street in Manila.
From that point forward, GE steadily strengthened its commitment to the country, and in October 1935, incorporated GE Philippines Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, engaged in a broad range of manufacturing, trading and service businesses.
GE Infrastructure is a leading presence in the areas of energy (power generation, transmission and distribution), transport (aircraft engines), and water and process technologies.
Asean-wide, GE's key businesses help fuel development in areas like healthcare, business solutions, finance and media.
GE Corporate Manager - Communications