Invitation to the GE Africa Destination launch and Leadership talk
As GE continues to grow its operations in Africa, there is an immediate need to attract and manage top talent in a competitive and highly diverse marketplace. In just 2 years, GE has grown from being a 800-employee operation to an 1800-employee operation and this number is expected to grow further in the next few years!
Yet in todays marketplace, it is no longer enough to just define ourselves as a great company to work for in the region one must always seek to stand out and be different. One great way to do this is to tap into local innovation and responsible leadership practices that already exist in our company to produce content that will engage the right talent, in the right way and at the right time.
Destination Africa is about emphasizing the Africa growth opportunities and the good work GE is doing.
We are developing our next big thing that will better position GE as an employer of choice!
Susan Peters, Senior Vice President, Human Resources who is responsible for GEs global workforce of 320,000 will give a leadership talk at the SBS auditorium on Tuesday 28th January 2014 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm after which she will launch their Destination Africa website.
You are invited to attend the talk and launch. The event is open to SBS students and all staff. Kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance for logistics purposes or for any further clarification.
Time: 3.00pm- 4.00pm Leadership talk and an interactive Q&A segment
4.00pm – 4.25 pm Launch of GE destination Africa Website
Susan Peters’ Profile
Susan P. Peters is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for GEs global workforce of 320,000. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Peters served as Vice President, Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer at GE.
Ms. Peters first joined the company through the Human Resource Management Program of GE Appliances in 1979. Her assignments included organization and staffing in Louisville, Kentucky, and employee relations in Columbia, Maryland.
In 1981 Ms. Peters became manager of Union Relations in the Central Air Conditioning Department in Trenton, New Jersey. When that department was sold to the Trane Company in 1982, she transferred to Tyler, Texas, as professional relations manager. She returned to GE in 1984 as manager of Non-exempt Relations for GE Plastics in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Ms. Peters was appointed manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics in Worldwide Marketing and Product Management in 1986, and in 1989 she transferred to Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, to manage human resources for GE Plastics’ European manufacturing sites. In 1990 she moved to Fairfield, Connecticut, to become manager of Human Resources Staffing and Development, and the following year she was promoted to manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics, Americas. She moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993 to become the senior human resources manager for GE Appliances.
Ms. Peters was appointed a company officer in 1997, and in 2000 she became executive vice president of Human Resources for NBC. In 2001 she was appointed to lead Executive Development for GE, responsible for talent identification and succession planning for GE executives worldwide. In 2007 she was named Chief Learning Officer, and assumed responsibility for all training and development, including leadership.
Ms. Peters graduated from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, with a B.A. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia with a Master’s of Education. She serves on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA. She is married and has one daughter.