Ben Linke is the Vice President of Emissions Management for Baker Hughes. In this role, Ben is leading the Baker Hughes Energy transition strategy, helping the industrial and energy sectors better understand, control and reduce emissions.
Previously, Ben was Vice President for the Services & Offshore Business Unit within Baker Hughes’ Oil Field Equipment Product Company. Responsible for the P&L, operational and execution activity for subsea wellheads and premium connector & casings, Ben’s remit also extended to installation & commissioning, life of field services and intervention services.
Ben also served as Global Operations Executive Director for Baker Hughes Subsea Services where he was responsible for installation & commissioning and life of field operations globally. Prior to that, he was the Strategic & Operations Sourcing Director for General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas – Oilfield Equipment, where his remit included the global procurement strategy, supplier relationships and logistics.
He also served as Executive Director for GE’s Corporate Audit Staff with responsibilities for operational and strategic projects as well as financial and compliance audits across GE Oil & Gas, GE Latin America and GE Supply Chain. He spent 5.5 years on various assignments and leadership roles across GE in the USA, UK, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere.
Ben joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 2009, where he worked on assignments in GE Healthcare in Germany, Sweden and the USA. He joined GE in 2004.
Ben and his family reside in the United Kingdom. He is originally from Cologne, Germany and an International Management graduate from FHDW – Bergisch, Gladbach in Germany.