"WE WANT TO BE A COMPANY THAT IS ALWAYS GETTING BETTER. A company that understands where it fits in the markets and in society and appreciates its responsibility to both."
Jeff Immelt, 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. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
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.
Jeff Immelt in the News
Jeff Immelt Keynote at Dreamforce 2012
A conversation with Jeff Immelt, chairman of the U.S. Jobs Council, on moving the country forward.
Looking to Industry for the Next Digital Disruption
New York Times 23 November 2012
GE bets big on “Industrial Internet” with a new $1 billion software center.
Editorial from Jeff Immelt: The Future of the Internet is Intelligent Machines
gigaom.com 28 November 2012
The Industrial Internet leverages the power of the cloud to connect machines embedded with sensors and sophisticated software to other machines (and to us) so we can extract data, make sense of it and find meaning where it did not exist before.
The Jobs Czar 60 Minutes Interview with Jeff Immelt
60 Minutes 9 October 2011
60 Minutes sits down with Jeff Immelt to talk about creating jobs in America.