Maher Chebbo

President, ESMIG, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Digital Energy Solutions, GE

Maher joined General Electric as Senior Executive, Chief Commercial Officer Globally for Power Digital Solutions in May 2017. He led the Power Digital Transformation P&L Business within Power transforming GE Industrial Customers to become full Industrial Digital, leveraging his 30 years of Digital experience in the market. Maher Headed a Digital Cloud IOT Business of 2 B$. Currently 20% of the current GE Power installed business has adopted Digital based on Financial, Value and Return on Investment justification.


Since January 2018, Maher is leading GE Global Digital Energy Innovations as Senior Executive, Chief Innovation Office for Digital Energy Solutions in charge of Thought Leadership, Value Based Innovations and Accelerated Growth looking after kicking off the Growth Engines of GE Digital Energy multi-billion $ business of today and tomorrow.


Before joining GE in May 2017, Maher spent 21 years at SAP (1996 to 2017). He was General Manager for the largest SAP Sector (30% of total SAP business), Energy & Natural Resources (Power, HV & LV Grid, Renewables, Metering, Retail, Oil & Gas, Metal & Mining, Chemicals) for Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East, Africa and India (punctually). He led a P&L Digital Business representing 2.4 B€ of revenues in SW On-Prem, Cloud, Services and Maintenance revenues.


He led at SAP various Industries focusing on Value (Engineering) based selling between 2005 and 2014 (Energy & Natural Resources, Communications, Engineering, Construction & Operations, Transportation & Logistics, …).


He co-founded SAP’s Corporate In-Venturing Unit (SAP INSPIRE) HQ in Palo Alto in 2003 where the Digital Platform of SAP (HANA) and Digital Predictive Analytics Solutions were invented. Today these are the most disruptive Digital products of SAP.


As an entrepreneur, Maher co-founded a German Solar micro-generation startup and advised 2 start-ups focusing on Demand Response & Energy Efficiency and Drone technology.


Before SAP, Maher led at Cap Gemini the Utilities & Communications industries (1990 to 2005).


Maher has built across 30 years a 360° profile combining Commercials, Solutions, Services, Product innovation and Corporate Venturing.


Maher holds a MSC Engineering degree in Mechanical & Energy and a PhD Energy degree from “Ecole des Mines de Paris – MINES ParisTech” where he is member of the R&D Board (ARMINES 50 R&D Labs). He has an MSC Scientific degree in Electronics and a BA specialization in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Innovation.

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