Chairman and CEO of General Electric
Jeffrey R. Immelt is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, a position he has held since September 7, 2001.
He leads the world’s largest industrial company, whose diverse products range from medical imaging equipment to jet engines, locomotives, and wind turbines, to GE Capital and NBC Universal.
Mr. Immelt joined GE in 1982 and rose through marketing and management jobs in its appliances, plastics and medical divisions. Previously, from 1997 to 2000, he was President and CEO of GE Medical Systems.
A 1978 graduate of Dartmouth College in applied mathematics, Mr. Immelt received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
He also serves on the board of two non-profit organizations. The first, Catalyst, is devoted to advancing women in business, and the second, Robin Hood, focuses on addressing poverty in New York City.
In addition, Mr. Immelt was named The Financial Times “Man of the Year” for 2003.