We are delighted to announce that Nani Beccalli-Falco, CEO and President of GE Europe and Germany and Senior Vice President of GE, will speak in the opening plenary session of the 12th European Business Summit on the 14th of May.

Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe and CEO GE Germany. He is a Senior Vice President of GE and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Company.

In his current role, Beccalli-Falco is managing the European activities creating and implementing the strategy and coordinating all GE businesses.

Beccalli-Falco is also responsible for the leadership of GE in Germany where he is heading the operations of a "One GE" country business. Strengthening GE's operations in Germany is key to accelerating growth in Europe, which currently represents 40% of GE's international revenues. He is based in Frankfurt, Germany. Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the United States. Most recently, Beccalli-Falco served as President & CEO GE International where he successfully built GE's global team over nine years. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in GE Capital and GE Plastics in the U.S., the Netherlands and Japan.

In February 2013 Beccalli-Falco was appointed to the Science and Technology Advisory Council to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. He is the President of the Board of GE Avio S.r.l and a board member the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); the Emmanuel Center Stiftung, Germany; the GE Foundation; and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. He is a Member of the Trilateral Commission and participates in the International Business Advisory Council of the cities of Jerusalem, Rome and Rotterdam.

Beccalli-Falco also serves as an International Advisor to Bocconi University in Milan. Previously, he was an International Advisor to Prime Minister Raffarin of France from 1994-95, and was International Advisor to the Polish Minister of Finance in 1995.

In 2007, the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, appointed Mr. Beccalli-Falco "Cavaliere del Lavoro." In 2009, the President of France, Nicholas Sarkozy, awarded Mr Beccalli-Falco La Legion d'Honneur. A native of Italy, Beccalli-Falco earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in Italy.

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