Rania Rostom is Chief Innovation Officer for GE in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, and is responsible for leading innovation strategy for the region. Her work has positioned GE as a thought leader in the fields of advanced manufacturing, big data, and finding solutions for our customers’ biggest challenges through innovative and collaborative thinking and processes. She also leads GE’s Ecomagination and Healthymagination initiatives for MENAT.
Through a network of regional GE Innovation Centers in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE; open innovation challenges with global impact held in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey; and other customer-focused initiatives, Rania has cemented GE as an essential part of the regional innovation ecosystem. She is also co-author of “Mapping the Future of Work in MENAT,” a ground-breaking white paper that looks at the evolving face of what jobs will look like, and how we will do them, moving forward into the future.
Rania has more than 23 years of industry experience. She attended the American University in Cairo and Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, graduating with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in English Literature.