Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) is moving its global X-ray headquarters to China from the United States as part of the largest U.S. conglomerate’s overall drive to boost its presence in big emerging markets.
The move reflects GE’s overall drive to shift more of its top executives — including Vice Chairman John Rice, who this year relocated to Hong Kong — closer to fast-growing Asian markets.
Anne LeGrand, vice president and general manager at GE Healthcare Global X-Ray, is relocating to Beijing from Waukesha, Wisconsin, along with several executives, including the chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, LeGrand said at a briefing in the Chinese capital on Monday.
Those moves will be complete by the end of August, and other staff will be added in the future, LeGrand said.
“I am keeping a globally distributed executive team,” she said, with basic radiology and fluoroscopy to be based in Beijing, the bone mineral density business in Wisconsin, and mammography in Buc, outside Paris, France. read more