During Santana’s 17-year tenure with GE he has held senior positions in GE Oil & Gas, Power and Transportation before becoming the president and CEO of GE in Latin America. In his current role, Santana made Latin America one of GE’s largest and fastest-growing regions. Prior to joining GE, Santana held senior positions at ExxonMobil and British American Tobacco.


“Rafael has deep roots in GE Transportation, having spent eight years in a variety of commercial and product management roles, as well as leading the Transportation team in Latin America,” says Mr John Flannery, chairman and CEO of GE. “His experience helping teams navigate through this tough market, combined with his deep global, operational, services and industrial experience make him the perfect fit for this role.”