Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, MENAT/SSA
Ali Saleh is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of GE Digital for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey. He is a GE veteran with over two decades of experience in digital industrial transformation, information technology, engineering and turnkey projects in the US, France and Middle East.
He leads GE’s strategic growth initiatives, supporting partners in the region to look at digital industrial transformation, and focuses on further strengthening localized innovation in the digital space through industry and academia linkages. In addition to leading all GE Digital commercial activities including Sales, Commercial Operations, Marketing, and Professional Services, Ali also works with the broader GE Digital organization, including Channels & Alliances, Support, and Foundries teams, and to accelerate regional business development opportunities.
Ali has a strong understanding of the region, especially in the IT, engineering, and healthcare sectors, having served over 16 years in the region. Previously, Ali was President & CEO of GE Healthcare, Saudi Arabia.
Prior to this, Ali had a long history with GE Healthcare, serving as General Manager for Market Development for the Eastern & African Growth Markets region; as Region Service Manager for the Middle East; Chief Marketing Officer for Services in Emerging Markets; and General Manager for Healthcare Solutions & IT. He served as Executive Director and Board Member of three Saudi joint ventures.
Ali also worked as General Manager for GE Global eXchange Services and as Country Sales Manager for GE Information Systems in the Middle East. He started his career as an Engineering Integration Specialist for GE Information Services in Maryland, USA.
Ali holds a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Science from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, USA.