Q&A GUILLAUME BIDAN
President and Executive Director GE Central America & Caribbean.
Can you tell us a little about the history of GE in Central America and the Caribbean? General Electric has been present in Central America and the Caribbean since 1906 when we opened our first branch in Honduras. Since that moment, GE has participated in major infrastructure projects, including, for example, the equipment supply for the Panama Canal. In 2012, General Electric marked an important milestone with the establishment in Panama City of a regional hub that coordinates the activities of 150 employees working 2 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
for our 8 businesses in the 39 countries and territories of Central America and the Caribbean.Â Our presence in the region has been growing in a sustained way. Since 2012, the number of employees in Central America and the Caribbean has grown 40%, reaffirming our commitment to the sustainable growth of every territory where we are present. Our objective is to provide efficient solutions to our customers and end-users for generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; intelligent lighting systems; oil and gas drilling technology; water plants; med-