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Jeff Immelt, CEO

Jeff Immelt, CEO

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.

Jeff Immelt Keynote at Minds + Machines 2013

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Jeff Immelt in the News

In Annual Letter, Jeff Immelt Extols Simplification
New York Times | 10 March 2014
Taking its cues from the young technology firms of Silicon Valley, GE continues to streamline its operations.

Jeff Immelt Invests in GE
The Wall Street Journal | 4 March 2014
Jeff Immelt has personally invested roughly $3.6 million in GE stock in recent weeks.

U.S. Manufacturing Will Keep Coming Back
International Business Times | 25 February 2014
Jeff Immelt and other corporate leaders are excited about the reinvention of manufacturing in the U.S.

Jeff Immelt Pledges Huge Green Energy Spending Through 2020
International Business Times | 24 February 2014
GE is spending $10 billion to renew its “ecomagination” initiative, investing in clean and efficient energy projects.

NFL Commissioner and Jeff Immelt Discuss Player Safety
CBS This Morning  23 | January 2014
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, and Jeff Immelt discuss their $60 million plan to fight brain injuries on "CBS This Morning."