Patricia Vega is the New Leader of GE Oil & Gas for Latin America
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22 September 2014Patricia Vega is the new president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas for Latin America. She will be responsible to maintain the prominent position assumed by the company in the oil and gas market, contributing to the development of customized solutions that meet the specific demands of customers and partners in the region.
Patricia has 20 years of experience in the oil industry, including technical, operational and leadership positions in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Based in Rio de Janeiro, she will lead the 5,400 employees of GE Oil & Gas in Latin America and will be responsible for developing regional capabilities.
"The big challenge is to further increase GE Oil & Gas market share in the region. Today the company is the leading provider of solutions for the oil and gas industry and the goal is to keep the strong partnerships with our customers and to continue developing technologies that complement the portfolio and meet the market needs," said Patricia Vega. GE Oil & Gas provides solutions ranging from drilling to production, as well as power generation, transportation, storage, refining, processing systems and pipeline inspection.
Previously, Patricia held leadership positions at various companies in the oil and gas sector, including a role as vice president of operations and director of human resources for Latin America.
Patricia has a degree in Petroleum Engineering at University of Santander, a Master degree in Technology Development & Engineering Management at Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Patricia will assume the role of Joćo Geraldo Ferreira, who leaves the company after seven years. GE Oil & Gas is the world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry. The energy division is focused on technological innovation and, through strategic acquisitions, strengthening its local presence to continuously improve the performance of the oil sector and its productivity.