Jeff Immelt, CEO

Jeff Immelt, CEO

GE CEO Jeff Immelt

The ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.

Jeffrey R. Immelt

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997.

Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.

Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.


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Jeff Immelt in the News

GE CEO JEFF IMMELT: Let's finally end the debate over whether we are in a tech bubble
Business Insider | 9 December 2015
The industrial app economy is just getting started. Today it stands where the consumer app economy was ten years ago.

GE CEO: We are a good bet for investors right now
CNBC | 2 December 2015
With GE's stock as the best performing large-cap industrial in the market, Immelt attributed its success to a combination of the disposition of GE Capital occurring in a fast and valuable way, the spinoff of its credit arm called Synchrony and the fast, organic growth of its industrial business.

GE finalises 10bn-euro takeover of Alstom energy assets
AFP | 2 November 2015
"The completion of the Alstom power and grid acquisition is another significant step in GE's transformation," said chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

G.E. to Spin Off New Energy Technologies in One Company
New York Times | 7 October 2015
GE's new company, Current, will focus on providing products and services in energy efficiency, renewable generation and storage.

GE strives for more in Vietnam
Vietnam Investment Review | 26  October 2015
For GE in Vietnam, power, oil & gas, aviation and healthcare infrastructures will be priorities.

General Electric in Middle East digital push
Gulf News | 2 November 2015
GE plans to build data analytics centers in the Middle East both on its own and also with joint venture partners.

GE CEO Says Digital Era Demands Organic Growth Over Acquisitions
Wall Street Journal (blog) | 6 October 2015
GE focuses on the Industrial Internet to drive organic growth.