Energy Connections Leadership
CEO Power Conversion
Azeez is the President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business. Headquartered in Paris, France, Power Conversion is part of GE Energy Connections and drives the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure across multiple industries. At the forefront of the digital electrification revolution, Power Conversion is electrifying tomorrow’s energy with efficient advanced motor, drive and control technologies allowing customers to evolve their industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future.
Power Conversion serves renewables, oil & gas, marine, industrial and utilities customers by connecting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company.
Before taking his role in Power Conversion, Azeez was President & CEO, Middle East and Africa for Power Services, a $15 billion organization within GE Power that is a combination of GE’s Power Generation Services and Alstom’s Thermal Services businesses, offering GE customers total plant capabilities, local resources and expertise and strong collaboration to help them be more successful. Azeez contributed to building R&D and a strong local team and penetrated tough markets such as Iraq and Libya through creative business models. He was instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, helping to position the organization as the world’s foremost digital-industrial company by launching innovative customer solutions in the power and LNG sectors.
Azeez started his career with GE Research & Development in 1998, where he worked on advanced technologies for application in the Energy and Healthcare industries. He then joined GE’s Corporate Audit Staff in 2002 and graduated as a senior audit manager in 2006. That same year, he led the Energy Services Simplification initiative in GE Energy where he was responsible for simplifying and creating transparency in the P&L to create a stable platform for growth. In 2008 he was named general manager of Contractual Services for Latin America, where he built a strong team and localized them in the key Latin American countries. He also converted the business into a growth engine with sustained double digit growth.
Azeez holds both a master's degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineerig from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree fromt the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.
He is based in Paris, France.