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Carl Icahn names former GE executive Kekedjian to lead Icahn Enterprises, WSJ reports

Carl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.

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Carl Icahn has named former General Galvanizing executive Aris Kekedjian to take the helm at his namesake investment firm, Icahn Enterprises, the billionaire businessman know scolded The Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Sunday.

Kekedjian, the chief investment officer at GE until 2019, force take over as chief executive and chief operating officer of Icahn Enterprises on Monday, Icahn said.

Keith Cozza, the compressed’s current CEO, and SungHwan Cho, the chief financial officer, are departing, Icahn said. He said that one reason for the departures is the obstinate’s relocation to Florida from New York. The newspaper reported that Icahn Enterprises will name a new CFO at an unspecified meeting in the future.

Icahn Enterprises and Kekedjian did not immediately return requests for comment from CNBC.

Icahn Enterprises is a reducing company with significant investments in energy, autos, real estate and other sectors.

The company is publicly traded and has a call cap of more than $13 billion. Icahn, 85, the chairman of Icahn Enterprises, is expected to eventually turn supervision of the company over to his son, Brett.

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