Wouter Van Wersch, 48, is President & CEO of GE ASEAN, based in Singapore.
He has worked in a number of large multinational companies and has more than 20 years of international leadership experience in marketing, sales and general management. Of his entire career, he has spent more than 13 years embracing market dynamics and successfully growing businesses in ASEAN.
He started his career in 1994 at Vivendi Universal’s international marketing department in Paris, before moving to Airbus as Sales Manager Asia. In 2000, he joined Alcatel where he was successively Business Development Director Europe, Sales Director Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, and General Manager Indonesia based in Jakarta.
Wouter joined Alstom in 2006 as Vice President Sales for Europe and was promoted in 2011 to Senior Vice President Asia Pacific based in Singapore. In 2014 he became the Growth Leader in the GE-Alstom integration team and was appointed President & CEO of GE ASEAN when the acquisition was completed in 2015.
A native of the Netherlands, Wouter grew up in France, and is a graduate in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Wouter and his wife Lorraine have three children aged 16, 14 and 9. He is an enthusiastic sportsman, especially field hockey, which he played at the highest international level.