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ECLPs Gather in Shanghai for 2015 Commercial Conference

On January 15th, familiar faces and excitement fills the air in dining halls and lounges at the Global Commercial Programs Conference in Shanghai (Jan 18-23, 2015).  ECLPs reflect over the last 6 months of their assignments over inspirational speeches by business leaders, personalized coaching from executive sponsors, and the ability to learn from top performing peers.

The annual January conference takes place in a location outside the United States to help ECLPs put perspective on their high impact rotations and to network with its global, worldly community.

Training & Career Development:  Over the next week and a half, ECLPs participate in small groups with their business units and work tirelessly demonstrating the values of inclusiveness, expertise, and continual learning.  Topics include data analytics training in Tableau and Minitab, core GE skills such as CAP and Outcome Selling.  ECLPs will have busy and exciting schedules day and night.

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Award Winning ECLP Series: Delroy Hector 

At the July 2014 Commercial Leadership Conference held in Greenwich (CT), Delroy was presented with the 2014 ECLP Award for Simplification. This is in recognition for his ability to filter out noise and stay result-oriented with great analytical skills and team engagement. He is well connected inside GE, very humble, and is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise.

ECLPs Delroy Hector & Leonardo SollanoWho: Delroy Hector, GE Power & Water

School: University of Hertfordshire, MSc Water & Environmental Management 

Current Assignment & Location: EMEA Value Added Outsourcing, Europe

It all started in Dusseldorf, Germany and Haasrode, Belgium. The GE Water and Process Technologies European Marketing Director and the European Growth Director (Chemicals) were looking at ways to grow the Chemical Monitoring Solutions (CMS) revenue in the Food and Beverage (F&B) market segment in Europe. 

The 1st  thought was should we get an external consulting firm to do this work as we need a Market Assessment of the F&B market in Europe, an assessment of the F&B chemical market and we need to develop a Go-to-Market strategy for us to grow revenue in this segment double digits by 2016. The two leaders brought the idea to the EMEA Regional Executive for GE Water and Process Technologies. The Regional Executive raised the proposal with his peers, the Chief Marketing Officer who all ECLP’s for GE Water report to said, “I think I have the right solution”.

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From Rio de Janeiro: Latin America ECLP Alumni Event

(Reported By Thais Galli de lira, GE Power & Water ECLP 2016)

At the beginning of November, the same month of GE Research Center(GRC)’s opening in Brazil, a special event for ECLP family happened in Rio de Janeiro-the Latin America ECLP alumni event. This event was organized by Guilherme Delaroli, an ECLP Alumni who is Commercial Strategy Manager in GE Healthcare LATAM, and had both presence of past and current ECLP program members.

During the event, we had the opportunity get together and discuss market strategies, trends and Career Evolution with GE leadership. Reinaldo Garcia and Raghu Krishnamoorthy shared their amazing experiences and expectations for the organization future. Ken Herd shared his GRC vision and future lines of research.

One of the highlights was the career panel,  where we had the business leaders Jean-Claude Robert (Power & Water), Rodrigo Martins (Lighting), Serge Giacomo (GE Global Operations) and Heather Giese, sharing their amazing professional experiences.  We also had the privilege to host the executives from three most important companies for Brazilian market – Vale, Petrobras, & Dasa. From a customer perspective, we learned that “be efficient, deliver on time all time, understand customer needs, focus on services” are key messages which we must keep in mind.

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Award Winning ECLP Series: Andrew Collier  

At the July 2014 Commercial Leadership Conference held in Greenwich (CT), Andrew Collier was presented the 2014 ECLP Award for GE’s Clear Thinker Growth Value. This is in recognition of his contribution to the Power & Water business in clarifying a complex market situation and furthering a new, service-based business model for treating produced water from hydraulic fracturing.

A display of Executive Presence: Andrew Collier, Power & Water ECLP class of 2015 speaking at the 2014 Commercial Leadership Conference.Who: Andrew Collier, ECLP Class of 2015

School: MBA, Berkeley-Haas School of Business (2013); BA, Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University (2007)

Current Assignment & LocationIntegration Manager, Monsal Acquisition, GE Water & Process Technologies, Greater Philadelphia Area, PA, US

What is Monsal and why did GE acquire it?

Monsal is a UK-based company that specializes in advanced anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is a process in which microorganisms break down organic material (sludge, animal/food waste) and create biogas (methane and carbon dioxide). This biogas can be used as fuel in GE Jenbacher engines to generate electricity. In short, with anaerobic digestion, you can turn poop into power! Pretty potent stuff, I’d say.

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Award Winning ECLP Series: C-Bo 

At the July 2014 Commercial Leadership Conference held in Greenwich (CT), C-Bo was presented with the 2014 ECLP Award for Globalization. This is in recognition for his courage to challenge assumptions, consistent delivery of high quality results, attention to detail, focus on growth, and for being an active leader to bring together globally diverse teams. He is a well-regarded individual, always inclusive and respectful, and succeeds at using charisma to exert healthy pressure on the team to produce top-quality work.

C-Bo winning the crowd over at the Commercial Leadership Conference

Who: C-Bo Yap, ECLP Class of 2015, GE Energy Management

School: Stanford University ’07 (B.S. Environmental Engineering, M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering), Imperial College London ’14 (MBA with Merit)

Current Assignment & Location: Sales Development Manager, Power Conversion, Asia Pacific

His Story…

My journey into the GE ECLP is best described as serendipitous. Before GE, I worked in the leading utilities company in Singapore,

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Greater China ECLPs Had Roundtable with Beth Comstock and Rachel Duan

(Reported by Michael Zhao, P&W ECLP 2016)

On Nov. 3rd, 2014, 14 on-program ECLPs of greater China were privileged to have a roundtable in Beijing with Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of GE and Rachel Duan, CEO of GE China and GE Healthcare China.

Through the way of Q & A, Beth and Rachel shared their leadership perspectives about GE strategy in China in the period of ‘New Normal’, leadership skills in the matrix organization, expectation and advice to ECLP on/off program.

GE China recruited 5 ECLPs in 2013 and 10 ECLPs in 2014 across almost all businesses. This was the first big gathering of on-program ECLPs of greater China after the July global conference. Following the roundtable, peers shared their rotation experience and brainstormed ideas for the coming January global conference in Shanghai.

Special thanks to Cheng Jing and Fiona Zhang to make this event happen.


GE ECLP Webinar: Middle East, N. Africa, Turkey (12/4)

GE ECLP will be holding a webinar for ECLP candidates that reside in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.  Please join the call below.
Date:  Thursday, November 4th
Time:  11:00 AM Arabian Time (GMT +04:00)
Webinar Link:  Click Here
Direct Link:
Meeting number: 826 685 924
Meeting password: webinar
Teleconference: +1-866-546-4138
Conference code: 1714141
For International Country Codes, click here

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ECLPs as Global Citizens: A Debrief from the One Young World Summit

(By Whitney Satin, Power & Water ECLP class of 2015)

ECLP can be a whirlwind experience with all that’s packed into just 2 short years on program, and it’s easy to land in a GE bubble—living and breathing all things GE.  I found tremendous value in a recent opportunity to step back and consider things from a different angle: how does my work contribute to a broader conversation about making the world a better place?

Whitney Satin, Power & Water ECLP class of 2015 (in blue) with her GE colleagues at the One Young World summit in Dublin, Ireland.The opportunity came this fall, when I joined 8 other GE leadership program members at the One Young World (OYW) summit in Dublin, Ireland.  OYW invites 1,000+ global youth committed to driving positive change to debate issues like global climate change, human rights, peace & conflict, education.  We heard from a number of global thought leaders, including Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Mohamed Yunus, Paul Polman – CEO of Unilever, Jimmy Wales – Founder of Wikipedia, and GE’s own Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer.

It was a tremendous four days of dialogue, and while it would be impossible to convey everything in a single blog post, I did want to share 3 takeaways I found particularly resonant:

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ECLP Case Competition (11/21): Northeast & Canada Chase the Cup

Congratulations to the winners of our coast-to-coast Case Competition!

Southwest: University of Southern California (Marshall)

Mid-Atlantic: Georgetown University (McDonough)

In our final case competition day for the year, the action takes place in two separate countries.  The teams represented are some of the very best schools around in Canada and the United States.  ECLP is excited to judge these top caliber schools on their approach to GE business cases:

Northeast Regional Case Competition - Columbia University (New York, NY)

Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Dartmouth University (Tuck)

Inaugural Canadian ECLP Consulting Case Competition - University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

Rotman School of Management (Toronto), Ivey School of Business (Western), Desautels School of Management (McGill)

Here is what current ECLP Christina Waters (2015, Power & Water) says about our first ever case competition in Canada:

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GE ECLP Webinar: China (11/26)

GE ECLP continues its international information sessions.  Please learn more about our China opportunities on Wednesday, November 26.

(Note:  Signup page takes you to an external site that is NOT in English):

Information in English

 Sign up for webinar here

Application for Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan universities is due Friday, November 21st @ 17:00

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