Member of the International Advisory Council
President and CEO of GE Europe
Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe in January 2005. He is responsible for directing GE's strategies for growth outside the US by working on behalf of all GE businesses to expand customer and government relationships and to develop new business markets. He is based in Brussels, Belgium.
Nani Beccalli-Falco formerly served as President and CEO of EMEA. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of GE Capital, where he had oversight responsibilities for GE Capital's Equipment Management Businesses. He also oversaw GE Capital India, GE Capital Global Sourcing, GE Capital Container Finance and the GE SeaCo JV.
Mr Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the United States. In 1977 when he joined GE Plastics Europe in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands. In 1981, Nani moved to GE Plastics global headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, where he held management positions in various divisions. In 1990, he became the Managing Director of the Structured Products Business in Europe. From 1993 to 1996 he served as the President of GE Plastics Japan Ltd. Nani Beccalli-Falco was Vice President and General Manager, GE Plastics Americas from January 1997 until May 2001, when he joined GE Capital.
A native of Italy, Nani Beccalli-Falco earned a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin.
Nani Beccalli-Falco is a member of the following organizations: Emmanuel Center Stiftung, Germany (Board member), GE Foundation (Board member), Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (Board Member), Nissan Motor Company Ltd. (Suppliers Advisory Council), Singapore Economic Development Board - International Advisory Council, Trilateral Commission, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Board of Directors, International Advisor to PM Raffarin of France (1994-95), International Advisor to the Polish Minister of Finance (1995).
In 2007, the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, appointed Nani Beccalli-Falco Cavaliere del Lavoro.
In 2009, the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, awarded Nani Beccalli-Falco with the Légion d'Honneur.