Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe & North Asia and CEO GE Germany in January 2011. 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 responsible for driving the growth of the business in the developed markets outside the U.S., including Europe, Japan and Korea. He works across GE’s businesses to help identify and develop new market opportunities as well as to grow the existing customer base and build strategic relationships. Beccalli-Falco is also responsible for the leadership of GE in Germany where he is heading the creation and operation 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.
Beccalli-Falco is a board member of the Emmanuel Center in Stiftung, Germany; the GE Foundation; and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. He is a Member of the Trilateral Commission and is on the Board of Directors for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). He 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 Lėgion d’Honneur. A native of Italy, Beccalli-Falco earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in Italy.